ExteNet Systems, a leading privately held owner of LTE/5G wireless and fiber neutral-host communications infrastructure, today announced it has entered an exclusive agreement with T-Mobile to deploy digital wireless infrastructure in large sports, entertainment, hospitality, and transportation venues, as well as to rationalize and decommission T-Mobile’s overlapping network assets inherited from its merger with Sprint.
The agreement, which expands ExteNet’s existing relationship with T-Mobile as a primary wireless carrier in its contracted venues, is expected to deliver best-in-class wireless communications in commercial sites, creating unparalleled experiences for guests and users.
Industry-first in enabling the extension of 5G wireless capabilities
Under the terms of the agreement, ExteNet will deploy, own and operate the digital wireless infrastructure for large venues, and every venue contract couples ExteNet’s infrastructure deployment with T-Mobile, as the first committed carrier. This represents an industry first in enabling the extension of 5G wireless capabilities and state-of-the-art technology to fans and guests, with deployment timeframes up to two times faster.
Rich Coyle, Chief Executive Officer of ExteNet Systems said,
« We are thrilled to continue building our relationship with T-Mobile to bring high-quality and cost-effective infrastructure operations to our clients and venue partners. This collaboration enables a turnkey, win-win road map for T-Mobile’s consumer and business clients alike as we bring a revolutionary Un-carrier approach to venue contracting. »
As part of the expanded partnership, ExteNet will rationalize T-Mobile’s small cell framework and upgrade existing infrastructure, implementing a high-quality and cost-effective solution to deliver streamlined, faster, and more efficient 5G wireless networks. These enhancements, which will be done without any service interruptions, are expected to provide a superior end-user experience and a competitive advantage for T-Mobile, as well as elevate ExteNet’s reputation for innovative and customer-centric Un-carrier approach to venue contracting.
The rollout of the expanded agreement between ExteNet and T-Mobile, which took effect on October 1, 2022, is already underway. As part of the agreement, T-Mobile will be the first carrier to join the new wireless network ExteNet is deploying in each MGM Resorts property nationwide. In September 2022, ExteNet announced a groundbreaking partnership with MGM Resorts International to bring state-of-the-art distributed wireless networks to 25 MGM properties, consisting of 54 million square feet, more than 43,000 guest rooms, and serving more than 70 million visitors annually.