EA SPORTS

NETWORK UPGRADE

EA VANCOUVER
CANADIAN HEADQUARTERS
BRITISH COLUMBIA
2020

ABOUT EA SPORTS
EA SPORTS is a division of the global gaming company Electronic Arts Inc. who develops games, content and online services for various devices and has over 300 million players around the world. EA SPORTS has a studio based in Burnaby, BC covering over 450,000 square feet and housing over 1,300 employees.

THE NEED
EA SPORTS understood that, as they continue to grow, their Canadian headquarters would need to reflect that growth. With three new buildings and two new parkades, EA SPORTS could comfortably and safely house their employees. As a technology-based company, communications is key; therefore, EA SPORTS contracted TELUS for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of their cellular network.

THE SOLUTION
Leveraging our long-term partnership, TELUS and Comtech worked together to implement a customized solution for EA SPORTS. Based on TELUS’ network design, Comtech performed the required services for the LTE-1900, 2100 and 2600 cellular network. Over the course of the four-month project, Comtech installed, tested and commissioned one BBU, 25 RHUBs and 75 antennas throughout the three sites.
Working alongside TELUS, Comtech’s responsibilities included:

  • Project management of installation teams
  • Labelling, terminating and testing equipment
  • Installation of radio equipment
  • Immediate and on-site troubleshooting and repairs/replacement
  • Documentation as defined by TELUS and EA SPORTS

In addition to standard safety protocol, we were required to follow specific internal and external COVID-19 regulations to maximize the safety of our client and employees.

THE RESULTS
Comtech and TELUS successfully implemented our solution ensuring EA SPORTS achieved their goals. As a value add, our turn-key solution used local, in-house resources to eliminate the need for subcontractors as well as travel time; therefore, producing cost savings to the client.

Year:
2020
Services:
Field Operations
Client:
EA Sports