Indy Speedway Gets Band 14 LTE Network for Vintage Racing Event
Monday, June 20, 2016 | Comments

Parallel Wireless installed a 700 MHz band 14 Long Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2016 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational June 15 – 19.

The network covered the Indy track with two nodes meshing with each other and connecting to the Harris County, Texas, evolved packet core (EPC). Ericsson is the EPC vendor for the Harris County network. The network delivered LTE for voice and data to enable a multimedia network.

A special temporary authority from the FCC was used for the network. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) approved the FCC license authorization.

Parallel Wireless served as the network’s systems integrator and provider of network infrastructure. Harris County provided the EPC, subscriber identity module (SIM) cards and network support. Motorola Solutions and Sonim Technologies supplied Android handsets.

Mutuallink offered the media sharing application for LMR-to-LTE interoperability, and Cisco provided push-to-talk (PTT) application and backup on-site EPC. Panorama provided LTE antennas, and T-Mobile supplied LTE backhaul for Parallel’s equipment. Texas A&M University offered network support for Parallel Wireless and Harris County.

Panasonic offered handheld terminals for voice and data interoperability with the network, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Indianapolis Police Department used the network.

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