Travel to central Mexico, and you might stumble across the city of San Miguel de Allende. Tucked away in the eastern part of Mexico’s Guanajuato state, the UNESCO World Heritage Site has been around for almost 500 years. Today, much of the city remains the same. Its historic architecture looks like it did hundreds of years ago. But behind the well-preserved colonial facades, San Miguel de Allende’s digital infrastructure is as modern as any gateway city.
Developers and planners have begun to realize the growing importance of cellular connectivity. In popular tourist destinations, increased cellular usage has driven demand for connectivity. In an attempt to balance historic preservation with modernization, old cities have prohibited cell towers and conspicuous outdoor infrastructure. Instead, these cities have had to turn to alternative solutions that support enhanced wireless coverage that do not interfere with architectural aesthetics.
For San Miguel de Allende, this solution was a Distributed Antenna System. The city brought in InproTelecom, Mexico’s largest DAS Integrator, to design a customized plan for improved cellular connectivity in the city’s historic locations.