AT&T deploys hundreds of small cells and distributed antennas at multiple Disney locations
The service enhancement expands both HSPA and LTE coverage. The hardware is meant to blend in where necessary, but the small cells allow coverage in areas where geography posed a challenge, or where office space suffers from structural obstacles.
This is not the first time that AT&T has used DAS technology, but it is the first time the carrier has installed them outdoors and indoors on this scale. The coverage boost is obviously a benefit to subscribers. According to AT&T, the boost in coverage has resulted in high marks for voice and data reliability. Also, customers are taking advantage of the extra coverage as AT&T is noting a better than 10-times increase in voice and data traffic.
1. galanoth (Posts: 407; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Hopefully now I can get service inside Space Mountain.
2. Doakie (Posts: 1728; Member since: 06 May 2009)
We just switched to AT&T 5 months ago after having Sprint for 11 years. We went to Disneyland September of 2012 and Sprint was roaming all through Disneyland. It was pathetic because I auto uploaded 10 GB of pictures to Dropbox through my T-Mobile Galaxy S3 while in the park, yet Sprint was roaming the whole time. I had the same experience in Waikiki September of 2013. After such horrible Sprint service we had to kiss them goodbye. Fingers crossed, here's to hoping AT&T is better.