Sprint, Verizon sign on to ExteNet's Empire State Building DAS

ExteNet Systems said Sprint (NYSE:S) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) will extend their coverage via a distributed antenna system (DAS) the company is deploying in Manhattan at the Empire State Building.

ExteNet will design, own and operate the DAS, which will operate from the iconic skyscraper's ground floor upward to the 102nd floor. The DAS is slated to go live next spring.

"Many employees and executives simply don't use hard-wired phones, and we see the ExteNet offering as central to our building's turn-key capabilities," said Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings, which supervises the Empire State Building. 

According to said Patrick Devlin, regional president for Verizon Wireless, "Upon completion, the Empire State Building will be one of the latest skyscrapers in Manhattan to have seamless mobile connectivity."

For more:
- see this ExteNet release

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