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RFS Enables Wireless Communications at Brazil's Maracana Stadium for FIFA World Cup 2014

Multi-Operator Indoor Solution Provides 2G, 3G and 4G Access for 80,000 Fans per Match

MERIDEN, CT -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- The 80,000 fans expected per match at the legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be able to share the experience with family and friends over a new multi-operator, multi-technology network infrastructure enabled by Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist.

RFS cabling, antennas and accessories have been installed in Maracanã Stadium to support the expected volume of fan communications during the seven games that will host the World Cup, including the grand finale. The sophisticated Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution in the Maracanã is built with state-of-the-art indoor wireless network products manufactured at the RFS plant in Brazil, including RF coaxial cables, the revolutionary HYBRIFLEX™ hybrid cable, indoor and outdoor antennas, and accessories. It also includes optical and RF solutions from Axell Wireless, an RFS business partner. The complete network will simultaneously transmit 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE) and iDEN technologies to support five Brazilian operators with coverage in all public areas at all times.

"The success of this event will be judged on more than the final outcome of the matches," said Marcos Wrobel, RFS commercial director, Latin America. "When more than 80,000 fans take their seats in Maracanã Stadium to watch a match, they will want to share the experience by posting pictures to social media sites, sending messages, or by simply calling their friends and family who aren't there. This will generate a huge volume of wireless traffic. We have designed a multi-technology, multi-operator indoor network for Maracanã Stadium that will provide instant access for all fans, and ensure that all traffic is communicated quickly and efficiently for all mobile operators providing service at the games."

The use of HYBRIFLEX™ cables has delivered a cost-effective infrastructure solution to the Maracanã and simplified network deployment and installation. HYBRIFLEX combines optical fiber and DC power for remote radio heads in a single, highly flexible, corrugated cable that can be easily grounded. This integrated cabling solution replaces traditional multi-cable approaches, which require additional infrastructure components, long site installation times, difficult implementation accessories and training for installers who must work with the delicate optical fiber.

In addition to infrastructure products and solutions, RFS also provided complete turnkey services for this deployment.

"RFS has delivered many successful shared infrastructure indoor networks, not only in stadiums but also in the most varied environments," said Wrobel. "Each venue presents a different set of challenges due to its structure and network needs. We knew that the Maracanã project would be particularly challenging because of the structure and design of the legendary stadium, and that it would not be easy to implement a multi-technology and multi-operator network that provided optimal signal distribution. But we considered the specific environment characteristics of the stadium during a game day and the fact that fans are seated and static rather than moving when they are using their handset, and designed the best network for this requirement."

Rio's Maracanã Stadium has hosted the largest audience in the history of soccer (Brazil - Paraguay, 1969, approximately 200,000 people), the thousandth goal by Pelé (1969), the 1950 World Cup and the Pan American Games in 2007. It has also, hosted unforgettable shows by a variety of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. In 2016, the Maracanã will host the opening and closing of the Olympic Games.

RFS wireless infrastructure solutions and turnkey deployment services have also been provided for indoor networks four other World Cup stadiums: Mineirão Stadium (Belo Horizonte), Arena das Dunas (Natal) and Arena Pantanal (Cuiabá). The new networks at these venues will deliver instant-on communications access for fans during all matches.

Trademarks: Radio Frequency Systems® and RFS® are registered trademarks and HYBRIFLEX™ is a trademark of Radio Frequency Systems.

About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

For more information: www.rfsworld.com. Follow RFS on Twitter (www.twitter.com/RFSworld).

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