Verizon Wireless has activated a distributed antenna system (DAS) in Albany, New York’s Empire State Plaza. “Consistent wireless coverage has been difficult to provide throughout the Empire State Plaza due to the fact that many areas of the Plaza are located underground. The DAS system uses a network of smaller antennae positioned throughout the Plaza. In addition to voice service, the DAS system provides 4G LTE service inside the Plaza,” according to Verizon Wireless.
The DAS is a network of spatially separated antennas that connect to a common source and help provide wireless service within a specific area. In the coming weeks and months, coverage will be expanded into the health labs, the Capitol Building, the Plaza catacombs, and several other buildings in the Plaza complex.