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State-of-the-Art Cellular System Installed at The Wharf in Washington, D.C.

Connectivity Wireless Solutions provides future-ready connectivity for District Wharf visitors and residents

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Developers PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette announce that The Wharf’s state-of-the-art cellular enhancement system is now fully operational. The fiber-rich system powers the nation’s four largest wireless service providers to bring premier mobile connectivity to residents and visitors throughout the mile-long, mixed-use neighborhood.

Spanning 4.2 million square feet, the solution was designed to support the unique functions of the community by enabling an end-to-end connected environment for visitors to explore and enjoy the nation’s largest waterfront development:

"At The Wharf, we built a neighborhood and world-class destination on the social pillars of food, music, and water – experiences that are built for sharing with friends and family," said Shawn Seaman, Executive Vice President and Principal of PN Hoffman. "For more than a year, we’ve worked closely with Simplifi and CWS to ensure all guests and residents experience a seamless connection throughout The Wharf neighborhood. We are especially excited to unveil this enhanced system as we head into the busy holiday season.”

District Wharf sees millions of visitors each year. As the holidays approach, the distributed antenna system (DAS) affords thousands of visitors and shoppers the ability to enhance and share their experiences through reliable use of their mobile devices and apps; whether Instagramming concerts at one of The Wharf’s many indoor and outdoor music venues, Snapchatting from the piers at the upcoming Holiday Boat Parade, or calling or booking online reservations for nearby restaurants and hotels.

"We are thrilled to host this value-added amenity for retail, restaurant and hotel tenants and guests who are anticipating and accustomed to a next-generation tech environment to market their services and connect to consumers," said Peter Cole, Chief Development/Asset Management Officer of Madison Marquette. 

A further testament to their commitment to supporting a “next-generation tech environment,” a District Wharf app is available to help guests make the most of their visit. Users can access live feeds and event announcements, browse the business directory, and view real-time parking and transportation updates. The app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.

About the System

The neutral-host DAS solution, engineered and installed by Connectivity Wireless Solutions with ownership and operations provided by Simplifi Wireless Group, has all four wireless carriers on-air; thus, ensuring each of their customers experience excellent cellular service indoors, outdoors and in the underground parking garage.

The Corning ONE™ system comprises seven miles of fiber and leverages 762 antennas, 150 remotes and 18 iDAS and oDAS sectors to enable seamless voice coverage and unparalleled data capacity and connection speeds for mobile device users.

With a 1.15-million-square-foot expansion planned in Phase 2 of The Wharf, the DAS will scale to provide coverage throughout the new buildings, garage, marina, and common spaces.

“We love working with partners like PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette who recognize the importance of providing the best possible wireless experience for their customers,” said Greg Jacobs, CEO and founder at Connectivity Wireless. “The modular, fiber-deep system was designed to support the ever-growing wireless demands of mobile-device users today and to provide the optimal connected environment for those who will ‘live, work and play’ at District Wharf in the future.”

About Connectivity Wireless

Connectivity Wireless Solutions is a leading provider of cellular and converged network solutions to commercial property owners throughout the U.S. In partnership with its sister company, Simplifi Wireless Group, Connectivity offers the best value to wireless carriers in the marketplace today along with advanced, scalable wireless solutions to support building owners who understand the importance of creating the best-possible wireless experience for their tenants.

Having delivered world-class systems and turnkey service - funding, engineering, installation and maintenance -  to more than 50 million square feet of class-A office and mixed-use space, Connectivity takes pride in matching each customer with exactly the right technology to ensure their voice, data and multimedia wireless needs are met, allowing them to focus on their core business. For more information, visit or follow CWS on Twitter at @ConnectivityWS.

About The Wharf

The Wharf is Washington DC’s most exciting neighborhood. This remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River reestablishes Washington, D.C., as a true waterfront city and destination. Phase 1 opened in October 2017 with two million square feet of residences, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, cultural uses, marinas, and public areas including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. When complete in 2022, this $2.5 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront neighborhood will feature more than 3.5 million square feet of development. The Wharf is easily accessible to the region by water taxi, Metro, WMATA and Southwest Neighborhood Shuttle buses, bicycle, foot, and car.

Development is led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, in conjunction with ER Bacon Development, City Partners, Paramount Development and Triden Development.

More information is available at Download the District Wharf app for a live news feed, information on events, interactive map, transportation updates and more. The app is available on Apple and Android devices.


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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 06:00