mob museum case study

Mob Museum:
Las Vegas, NV


The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.



Installation Type:

In-Building Cellular Solution

Building Size:

50,000 sq. ft.


Mob Museum Finds a Cellular Coverage Solution it Can’t Refuse.

The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas is a popular attraction with tourists to Sin City. The museum captures the rich history of desert mobsters like Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello who played an integral part in early development of Las Vegas casinos.


As popular as the Mob Museum has become, early visitors experienced dropped calls and lack of data coverage once inside the 44,000-square-foot building, despite the excellent service in downtown Las Vegas.

The Mob Museum building materials caused the lack of a quality cellular signal. Built in 1933 as the Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, the building that currently houses the museum was constructed of notoriously cellular unfriendly materials, including brick, concrete and steel.

The Mob Museum’s existing cellular booster system was rendered virtually useless by the problematic building materials. Due to the strong outside signal, the existing booster system wouldn’t activate because it didn’t recognize that the signal needed enhancing.

The Mob Museum needed a viable solution to help them overcome their unique signal challenges and provide a cellular connectivity solution they couldn’t refuse.


A spectrum analyzer was used to narrow down the issues with signal strength before designing a cellular coverage solution. With the results, we designed a split-signal approach with two separate antennas. With one antenna tuned for 700 MHz/800 MHz and the other for 1900 MHz/2100 MHz, the combined system gathered signals from all major carriers, which were then joined together through diplexer.

The installation technicians found the signals on the 1900/2100 frequencies overloaded the booster, but by using the split approach were able to separate out the strong frequencies.

  • Cost Effective - Cost 75% Less than DAS.
  • Reliable Coverage – Highest Downlink Power.
  • Up to 32x Stronger Signal.
  • Scalable Custom Design.
  • Plug-&-Play - No Maintenance Required.


Immediate impact. WilsonPro passive distributed antenna systems (DAS) provide comprehensive cellular connectivity solutions in even the most unique environments.

The new system captured signals outside of the building and distributed and boosted them inside, providing complete cellular service for guests of the museum.

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