Lemcon Americas Leverages iBwave’s Wireless Network Design Solutions to Deliver First‑Class Experience At the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Preferred installation supplier for DAS services for the World Cup taps iBwave integrated indoor radio planning technology to provide high bandwidth connectivity inside stadiums
MONTREAL, CANADA, JULY 13, 2014 — iBwave, the standard for in-building software and training globally, today announces that Lemcon Americas, a leading technology integrator in Latin America, has successfully used its iBwave Design tool to design, deploy and manage high capacity wireless networks at the Amazônia, Baixada, Beira-Rio, Das Dunas, Fonte Nova and Pantanal stadiums.
With the proliferation of smartphones and mobile devices, sports fans worldwide have now come to expect seamless and pervasive wireless communications inside stadiums, so that they can easily access real-time information, exchange photos and videos or share experiences via popular social media sites. Lemcon Americas, which is already well versed in the iBwave product suite, having used it extensively for various telecommunication projects over the past few years, leveraged its 3D modeling, propagation and optimization capabilities to increase network coverage and capacity in time for the qualifying matches.
“In order to fully engage the fans and create ultimate in-stadium experiences, robust DAS and Wi-Fi systems that can satisfy the heavy voice and data consumption needs around the stadiums and the surrounding areas, are a definite requirement. That meant that there was absolutely no room for failure” says Alexandre Tude, Vice President Latin America at Lemcon Americas. “On the field as in behind the scenes, success depends largely on collaboration by all the players. Through the iBwave software solution, we were able to run simulations that took into account inclined surfaces as well as stadium’s sizes and configurations, model RF propagation patterns, perform capacity dimensioning, planning per sector and interference analysis in order to reach the maximum achievable data rate, determining the best locations for antennas.”
“No matter how well prepared you are, it is always difficult to predict mobile consumer needs in high density environments – particularly for sporting events of this magnitude where thousands of users are simultaneously trying to access the Wi-Fi network,” says Juan Felipe Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at iBwave. “Our tools were already used as part of the Confederations Cup indoor network testing last year and proved adequate to the challenge. We are proud that Lemcon Americas continues to trust our products to properly dimension their data networks, ensure greater service and increase revenue generated by operators.”
ABOUT LEMCON AMERICAS
LEMCON AMERICAS is a company with 18 years of experience in the telecommunications and infrastructure market. The company provides all the necessary services for the planning, implementation and monitoring of wireless networks: It is part of the American group Blue Skies Network and carries out business throughout Latin America, with projects in over 10 countries, with Brazil as the biggest market presence and development.www.lemcon-americas.com
iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: ibwave.com
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