Cobo Center completes $2M technology upgrade

Sep 29, 2017

Throughout the summer of 2017, Cobo Center embarked on a major network upgrade. The work includes the installation of 60 intermediate distribution frames (IDF) that support and enhance the 10-gigabyte (Gb) broadband network now offered to customers in Cobo Center.

The enhancements create a network that accommodates the largest technology power-using events in the industry, particularly e-sports events and trade shows with augmented reality or virtual reality exhibits, as the Cobo Center management team is expecting them to be a wave of the future.

"Our Technology Services Department can now customize a network for the most tech-hungry events on the planet," said Claude Molinari, general manager. "We are ready to welcome events and visitors to the future in Cobo Center."

Cobo’s broadband supplier, Detroit's Rocket Fiber, created a hub on the center's property that provides a fiber pipeline into the facility and offers 10Gb broadband, enough for any high-tech event in operation currently. The increased number of IDFs allow for a more complex, flexible and robust system, fully customizable to meet the needs of any event. Bandwidth usage up to 40GB is now built into the system for future adaptation. More info here