New 5G Ready DAS Live at Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower DAS Connected!

Tenants, staff, and visitors of Chifley Tower, located at 2 Chifley Square, can now benefit from the recent installation of a Multi-Operator MCF compliant Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which provides coverage throughout the commercial, retail and basement of the precinct. A truly unique building on the Sydney skyline known by many for its top-tier tenants and bustling lunchtime food court, the new DAS provides a world-class connectivity experience.

Chifley DAS, New 5G Ready DAS Live at Chifley Tower

The system was delivered for building owner Charter Hall, putting another landmark project under the belt of the Wireless Coverage Solutions in-house team.  2 Chifley Square was one of the first sites in the country to have a DAS installed in yesteryear based on its prestigious commercial office space. However, the existing DAS system could no longer provide for the high-capacity 4G and 5G bands available today. Consequently, an upgrade was necessary.

Chifley DAS, New 5G Ready DAS Live at Chifley Tower
CW Testing of every floor
Chifley DAS, New 5G Ready DAS Live at Chifley Tower
Hybrid DAS Operator Headend

The new system is a Hybrid DAS, including High Power Active DAS remotes throughout the premises. The CommScope ERA platform provides 7 cellular bands today, with an upgrade path earmarked for 3.5GHz 5G connectivity in the future. Catering for all 7 operator bands offers ultimate flexibility for future upgrades in line with various operator’s spectrum strategies, which facilitate a range of 5G upgrade pathways on existing frequencies. The system includes 630 antennas connected with a whopping 16km of cable, ensuring no matter what public areas you find yourself in, you’ll have a great experience.

A comprehensive design and testing regime throughout the building ensured a smooth operator connection by lead carrier Telstra and subsequent connection by Vodafone