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M S Benbow Completes Airport WiFi, Cellular Network Expansion at Dallas Love Field

May 14, 2013

DALLAS—May 10, 2013—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has completed the design and project management for installation of a neutral host WiFi network launched at Dallas Love Field and continues the deployment of a multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the same location. The state-of-the-art network is part of the airport’s modernization and expansion project that provides enhanced amenities, additional gates and a new centralized concourse serving passengers at Dallas Love Field.

The telecommunications upgrade provides reliable, robust cellular and WiFi service serving the airport’s new North Concourse and ticket lobby, renovated main lobby and ramp. The expansion facilitates delivery of a wide range of communications services to Dallas Love Field tenants and passengers.

MSB’s experienced telecommunications engineering staff provided consulting and evaluation of the DAS infrastructure, RF engineering plan review and specification development, carrier negotiations, and vendor selection consulting. The firm will provide ongoing support for the telecommunications network.. MSB also maintains expansive DAS networks at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and other locations.

The network was developed in partnership with Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), which offers complimentary and tiered WiFi service as the exclusive wireless provider at Dallas Love Field. The network was designed as an equal-access system, allowing space and bandwidth for other cellular service providers, including WiFi roaming and platform service partners such as Sprint, Verizon and NTT DOCOMO.

“This new network was designed to meet passengers’ increasing demand for reliable wireless voice and data service,” said MSB President and Engineering Manager Leo Holzenthal. “A well-designed WiFi – DAS is a smart solution to achieving seamless service in high density, complex facilities such as an airport, convention center or stadium because it can be expanded easily as technology evolves and the facilities’ needs grow.”

With vast experience in supporting large-scale customized telecom projects throughout the Gulf South, MSB earned the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport’s Passenger Services Corporate Partner of the Year Award for its successful management of the telecom network expansion that provided enhanced wireless service to the airport’s five terminals, parking garages, and the Hyatt Hotel.

MSB has worked on projects to implement or enhance cellular coverage in venues such as airports, hotels, arenas and convention centers throughout the Gulf South, including Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport and Dallas’ premier entertainment complex, the American Airlines Center. The firm has completed more than 150 telecom projects and worked on numerous DAS and other communications infrastructure projects for facilities such as Houston Hobby Airport, Houston Intercontinental Airport, and New Orleans International Airport. Recently, MSB oversaw installation of the largest DAS network constructed to date, a 4G LTE Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome & New Orleans Arena, site of Super Bowl XLVII.

Owned and operated by the City of Dallas, Dallas Love Field provides the best that can be offered in a convenient, efficient airport, serving both commercial airline and corporate user needs. Located in the heart of Dallas, Cedar Springs at Mockingbird Blvd, the airfield is 20 minutes from the Downtown Convention Center, West End, Infomart, and the Dallas Market Center. Love Field is served by Southwest Airlines, United, Delta, and Seaport airlines.

The Love Field Modernization Program (LFMP) will renovate and expand Love Field – creating a cohesive, modern facility that will serve the needs of Dallas citizens and travelers for many years to come. The LFMP renovations include a new centralized concourse with 20 gates, a remodeled lobby, expanded baggage claim area and a new ticketing wing.

M S Benbow and Associates is a professional engineering firm that provides multi-discipline professional engineering services to public and private industry sectors. MSB can service projects from initial scoping through design and project management to construction support and completion. The firm offers engineering services in the fields of electrical, mechanical, civil and structural, instrumentation and control systems, telecommunications, drafting and design, and project management. The company was founded in 1978 and represents clients throughout the Gulf South.  The company has offices is in Metairie and Mandeville, La., and Houston, Texas.