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Augusta Entertainment Complex receives tech upgrade

Quantum Wireless and Spectra have implemented tech upgrades by installing a new high-speed, broadband cellular network at the Augusta Entertainment Complex.


Quantum Wireless’ distributed antenna system (DAS) is designed to improve wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds during events at James Brown Arena and the Bell Auditorium.


The Quantum DAS is a neutral-host system, capable of providing service for all major wireless carriers inside both venues. T-Mobile customers will be the first to benefit from improved connectivity provided by the network.


Chris Bird, Spectra General Manager of the Augusta Entertainment Complex, said:

Mobile connectivity is crucial for today’s fan experience. Having good cell service at entertainment venues is no longer a customer convenience, it’s a customer expectation.


This new Quantum system ensures our visitors can stay connected on their mobile devices, and it’s a significant upgrade in support of our mission to provide top-notch, quality entertainment and further enhance the quality of life here in Augusta.


Dan Harkness, Quantum Wireless CEO and an Augusta native, said:

Having grown up in Augusta, I have fond memories of attending events at the former Augusta Civic Center, including my own high school graduation. James Brown Arena is a key part of our city’s heritage, and I am proud to be able to honor the legacy of such a legendary performer by ensuring patrons who attend events at his namesake venue and at the Bell have the connectivity they need to fully enjoy the show.


Bentley Alexander, SVP of Field Engineering, T-Mobile, said:

As the second-largest metro area in Georgia, Augusta is an important city for T-Mobile. Not only have we made significant investments to our network in the area, Augusta is also home to a T-Mobile call center that employs hundreds of people. We are proud to continue to invest in the Augusta community and be the first wireless provider to bring improved coverage for our customers at James Brown Arena and the Bell Auditorium.



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