Banner Health Chooses CommScope for Systemwide In-Building Mobile Wireless

Banner Health, a Phoenix, Arizona based healthcare provider with hospitals and clinics in six states, has selected the CommScope Era C-RAN antenna system to deliver strong, consistent mobile coverage in its facilities.

Reliable wireless connectivity can be critical in hospitals, and Banner Healths IT team wanted a solution that ensured coverage throughout the building. Banner Health had previously leased a distributed antenna system (DAS) but wanted a system that its IT staff could deploy and maintain.

Based on the proven success of CommScopes ION-E, the all-digital Era runs over standard IT structured cabling infrastructure that is familiar to the IT team, and that can be leveraged for future services such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). It can even share fiber with other services to deliver major cost savings. Because the system supports multiple service providers, Banner Healths physicians, staff, patients and visitors are all assured of connectivity.

We wanted a system that was easy to deploy and maintain with in-house resources and would provide reliable mobile wireless connectivity for our user population, said Rande Newhard, director of IT for Banner Health. Era supports all of the major wireless carriers and provides a solid foundation for our future mobility requirements.

Mobile wireless is critical infrastructure for hospitals and Banner Health is leading the industry by providing in-building coverage and capacity throughout its facilities, said Bruce Markling, vice president for Enterprise Mobility Solutions at CommScope. CommScopes Era system leverages our decades of wireless innovation to make in-building mobile wireless robust, easy and cost-effective for large and mid-sized organizations.

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