DAS Subway: Transit Wireless to Use RFS for NYC Metro Project
MERIDEN, Conn. -- Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that its products will be used by Transit Wireless to support the architecture for Phase 2 of its extensive project to bring a distributed antenna system (DAS) to the New York City subway system. Phase 2, which is expected to be completed in mid-2014, includes 40 new stations, including Grand Central Station, 34th St. Herald Square and Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan and stations throughout the Borough of Queens.
RFS previously announced its involvement in Phase 1 of the multi-year project to build a state of the art wireless network in the New York City subway system. The network will cover 277 subway stations, enable 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and use about 120 miles of fiber-optic cable to transport wireless signals. Transit Wireless has already hit major milestones by bringing 30 new subway stations in mid-town Manhattan online by spring 2013, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle.
Upon its completion, the Transit Wireless network will become a shared wireless infrastructure enabling commercial wireless services for more than 1.6 billion New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) riders annually. The Transit Wireless NYCTA network, one of the most expansive distributed antenna system networks worldwide, will allow the use of a wide variety of mobile devices anywhere within the system with cellular and Wi-Fi coverage options.