BOSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) announced today the deployment of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network solution at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. Owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (ISC), Daytona International Speedway is known as the “World Center of Racing.”
The DAS network was launched to facilitate rising wireless communication and data activity throughout the 480-acre motorsports complex. In February 2013, the Daytona International Speedway will be the home of the 2013 Budweiser Speedweeks, a 10-day event, culminating with the 55th annual Daytona 500. Hundreds of thousands of people, including competitors, spectators and staff, are expected to attend the events. The DAS network, owned and operated by American Tower, will support the increased wireless traffic resulting from the wide attendance at the venue.
“Our goal at the Daytona International Speedway was to build a network that not only met the carriers’ coverage and capacity requirements but also enabled a multitude of enterprise services,” said Gerard Ainsztein, American Tower’s Senior Vice President, Managed Networks. “With the successful deployment of the network, our carrier partners are able to offer market-leading 4G services while their customers experience unprecedented cellular performance. Additionally, ISC plans to leverage the network to operate its multimedia and sports operations, allowing ISC to offer its guests a package of mobile services that will enhance the overall fan experience. American Tower looks forward to collaborating with ISC to bring these services to the remaining ISC raceways.”
Craig A. Neeb, ISC’s Vice President, Multi-Channel Marketing and Chief Information Officer, stated, “ISC is committed to enhancing the fan experience and our relationship with American Tower helps us achieve this goal. This relationship not only benefits our fans but also improves the connectivity for everyone involved during event weekends. This is the foundation to future enhancements in providing more reliable connectivity for everyone.”
The network, with several hundred antennas, is capable of hosting multiple carriers and features dedicated backup power and an electrical distribution system that allows for multiple remote generators to supply power to transmission equipment installed throughout the grandstands.
About American Tower
American Tower is a leading independent global owner, operator and developer of wireless communications sites. American Tower currently owns and operates over 53,000 communications sites in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Uganda. For more information about American Tower, please visit www.americantower.com.
About International Speedway Corporation
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.
ISC also owns and operates Motor Racing Network, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, ISC has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit ISC’s Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.