225 & 205 N. Michigan Plaza and 181 W. Madison are now outfitted with cutting-edge, in-building wireless cellular systems
Connectivity Wireless Solutions (CWS), in conjunction with Simplifi Wireless Group (SWG), has successfully installed modern DAS solutions at Michigan Plaza and 181 W. Madison. This brings dramatic improvements to wireless connectivity in and around both class-A commercial buildings.
The commercial real estate firm responsible for property management of the two LEED-certified properties, MB Real Estate, chose to have the new systems installed because of its commitment to putting the needs of its tenants first.
“MBRE is focused on employing future-ready solutions that allow them to provide the best possible amenities and services to customers,” said Thom Antonopoulos, EVP at Connectivity Wireless. “Their choice to install DAS at these properties not only satisfies the immediate connectivity needs of mobile-device users, but sets them up to succeed in tomorrow’s 5G-centric world.”
Construction at Michigan Plaza began in June of 2017 and was completed in a little over four months. The neutral-host DAS currently has two of the four major U.S. wireless carriers on the system with the capability to expand to all four. The new cellular system leverages JMA equipment, 31 remotes, 85,000 feet of coax cabling, 22,000 feet of fiber cabling, and 662 antennas to extend coverage throughout the 2+-million-square-foot office complex.
“We’re happy to bring Michigan Plaza’s tenants more efficient wireless connectivity no matter where they are in the building,” said MBRE SVP and General Manager of Michigan Plaza, Steve Hennessy. “CWS was a great partner and made the installation process as easy as possible for us and tenants with little downtime during the testing phase, which is very important for a busy office building.”
Construction for 181 W. Madison began in August of 2017 and was completed in fewer than three months. The first carrier was on-air within two months of the construction start date. This property also utilizes JMA equipment and 16 remotes, 26,000 feet of coax cabling, 13,500 feet of fiber cabling, and 400 antennas to enable pristine cellular coverage and capacity throughout the 1-million-square-foot, 50-story office tower.
“Our tenants spend a lot of time using our amenities for work and various other activities that make high-quality wireless connectivity very important,” said Krystal Kurinsky, MBRE SVP and General Manager of 181 W. Madison, “Installing modern DAS solutions helped us provide even better service to our tenants, and CWS made the process as painless as possible.”
The unique design and value offered by CWS allows all wireless carriers to operate on both systems with powerful connectivity. The design exceeded the carriers’ technical requirements, which allowed them to join the system more quickly and economically than if they had built it themselves.
With the new DAS solutions, Michigan Plaza and 181 W. Madison now offer the best in-building wireless service the industry has to offer. This puts the properties in a great position to handle the cellular demands of current and future technologies, ensuring the best, connected experience for their tenants, visitors and staff.
“CWS is a best-in-class organization for building owners to work with, ensuring the right solution and the right experience for tenants,” said Todd Landry, Corporate Vice President of Product and Market Strategy at JMA Wireless. “JMA Wireless’ TEKO® DAS is the top choice for buildings, delivering the best performance and greatest level of flexibility for future wireless technologies.”
About Connectivity Wireless
Connectivity Wireless Solutions is a leading provider of cellular and converged network solutions to commercial property owners throughout the U.S. In partnership with its sister company, Simplifi Wireless Group, Connectivity offers the best value to wireless carriers in the marketplace today along with advanced, scalable wireless solutions to support building owners who understand the importance of creating the best-possible wireless experience for their tenants.
Having delivered world-class systems and turnkey service - funding, engineering, installation and maintenance - to more than 50 million square feet of class-A office and mixed-use space, Connectivity takes pride in matching each customer with exactly the right technology to ensure their voice, data and multimedia wireless needs are met, allowing them to focus on their core business. For more information, visit www.connectivitywireless.com or follow CWS on Twitter at @ConnectivityWS.
About MB Real Estate
Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation and Investment Services. Separately, MBRE Healthcare and its independent affiliate fund manager, ROA Holdings, are a full-service real estate entity that acquires, develops, leases, and manages healthcare facilities across the United States. MBRE is headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Orlando, Dallas and Denver. For more information, visit www.mbres.com or www.mbrehealthcare.com.
JMA Wireless is the leading global innovator in mobile wireless connectivity solutions that ensure infrastructure reliability, streamline service operations, and maximize wireless performance. Employing powerful, patented innovations their solutions portfolio is proven to lower the cost of operations while ensuring lifetime quality levels in equipment and unrivaled performance for coverage and high-speed mobile data. JMA Wireless solutions cover macro infrastructure, outdoor and indoor distributed antenna systems and small cell solutions. JMA Wireless corporate headquarters are located in Liverpool, NY, with manufacturing, R&D, and sales operations in over 20 locations worldwide. For more information visit jmawireless.com or follow JMA Wireless on Twitter at @JMAwireless.