Democratic, Republican National Conventions call for big network upgrades from US operators

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25-28 are coming up quick and each city is expected to host to about 50,000 attendees. Ahead of the events, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all making network upgrades to improve coverage and capacity in those areas.

The carriers are deploying a mix of Cells on Wheels (COWs), neutral-host DAS, carrier aggregation and extra antennae to accommodate what could end up being two of the more contentious and controversial national conventions in recent history.

Check out the full special report at FierceWirelessTech.

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