Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perennially ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States, CHOP provides world class pediatric healthcare and breakthrough clinical research on new medical technologies and treatments that benefit children the world over.
The CHOP main campus in West Philadelphia comprises several buildings covering millions of square feet of clinical and research space. Thousands of employees rely on high quality wireless communications for voice and data services while also utilizing multiple clinical applications on their mobile devices. Moreover, patients and their families need reliable cellular service throughout the campus to stay connected to each other and their everyday lives.
Intenna’s relationship with CHOP began in 2006 when CHOP invested in its first large scale DAS network to cover the primary buildings of its main campus in West Philadelphia. In recent years CHOP recognized the need to upgrade the older DAS to a modern all-digital platform that provides expanded network features and the capability for growth and the seamless incorporation of new wireless technologies onto a common backbone. Occurring in phases beginning in 2019, the new DAS now includes 7 different buildings connected to the DAS primary head end location. Intenna also deployed separate DAS networks at 5 CHOP satellite facilities throughout the greater Philadelphia region.