Cellphone providers brace for heavy inauguration use | TheHill


Most of the networks are rolling out Cells on Wheels (COW) — portable cell antennas usually mounted on semi-trailers — which are parked all along the mall to boost the capacity for their customers’ data usage. The COW antennas are attached to tall poles on trailers and look like white cheese wheels.

Verizon is also deploying its new Remote Electrical Tilt antennas that allow the network’s engineers to adjust its capacity to follow roving crowds.

Some of the companies are also installing permanent network upgrades throughout the city, as well as temporary Wi-Fi hotspots.

Source: Cellphone providers brace for heavy inauguration use | TheHill

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