UC Berkeley Boosts WiFi and Mobile Broadband Service

UC Berkeley Boosts WiFi and Mobile Broadband Service

University of California, Berkeley has installed technology to improve WiFi and mobile broadband service across campus, including its residence halls, academic and administrative buildings, and football stadium.

The university installed new WiFi service from AT&T. According to the company, the service will provide students, faculty, and visitors with improved WiFi coverage on the campus-wide AirBears WiFi system, so they can access the Internet from anywhere on their smartphones and tablets without using their monthly data plans.

The university also installed a new distributed antenna system (DAS) from AT&T to boost mobile broadband coverage and capacity at Griffiths Hall and Etcheverry Hall. DAS technology uses antennas that are tuned to match the area of large venues and other hard-to-serve areas where boosted service is needed. According to AT&T, it boosts mobile broadband coverage, improves call reliability in heavily trafficked areas, increases data traffic capacity, and enables more consistent network access on campus.



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