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Iconic London exhibition venue Olympia to get 5G coverage

Staff Reporter
June 26, 2023

The famous London Olympia exhibition venue is getting 5G coverage as part of the venue’s £1.3bn regeneration.

The installation is by BAI Communications (BAI), the shared infrastructure provider that brought 4G cellular coverage to London Underground. BAI is the official distributed antenna system partner for Olympia and will build the infrastructure that will enable 5G throughout Olympia’s entertainment venues, offices, hotels, performing arts school, bars and restaurants.

The antenna system will be shared by all four UK mobile network operators which minimises equipment and power usage,

Olympic is being revamped with the addition of two hotels, over 25 bars and restaurants, offices, a music arena a performing arts school and theatre all expected to attract 10 million visitors a year.

Olympia – 5G from BAI shared antenna system

The 5G deal was brokered by AEG’s Global Partnership’s team, who are sponsorship consultants to the project.

Olympia has been a showcase for great innovation since 1896, and we are proud to partner with BAI to showcase how the best in technology and innovation can play a powerful role in the future of great experiences in iconic destinations.” said Lloyd Lee, partner at Yoo Capital which owns Olympia.

Will Dowdy, head of Global Partnerships at AEG Europe, added:”The regeneration of Olympia will transform the site, creating a global destination for culture, entertainment, music and the arts, and enhancing its iconic and historic significance. Key to this is ensuring that visitors can access high-speed mobile coverage and we are excited to welcome BAI as the DAS partner for Olympia, providing the very best 5G communications infrastructure across the entire site.” 

BAI is being branded to Boldyn Networks combine its six BAI businesses in the Northern Hemisphere, and create one of the world’s largest shared network infrastructure providers.

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