Verizon launches international strategy for stadiums and venues


What do you want to know:

  • Dedicated strategy for stadiums and venues located in Europe and Asia-Pacific, offering specific technologies tailored to their needs

  • Technology Partner Announced – Extreme Networks

  • Tailor-made solutions include Verizon’s private 5G capabilities, security solutions and high-density Wi-Fi as well as professional consulting services

  • Leverages Verizon’s global leadership in stadium and venue connectivity

LONDON, UK – Verizon Business today announced a dedicated strategy specifically designed for customers of stadiums and venues located in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. This new strategy leverages Verizon’s innovative private 5G technology, deep industry expertise and key new technology partnerships.

Extreme Networks Named Technology Partner in Verizon’s Global Stadium Partner Ecosystem. Extreme and Verizon will provide high-density (HD) Wi-Fi to future event sites. Extreme today announced that it has selected Verizon Business as its technology deployment partner for the planned deployment of Wi-Fi solutions at Manchester United Football Club’s Old Trafford stadium. Both companies will provide HD-Wi-Fi connectivity to enhance the Club’s digital services such as mobile ticketing and contactless transactions.

“You can’t underestimate the impact that transformational technologies like 5G will have on innovation in the entertainment and sports industries,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. For years, we’ve worked with facility managers, vendors and fans to reimagine fan experiences. We understand the potential of these technologies; from deploying innovative fan experiences, reducing wait times, using analytics for fan safety or streamlining matchday operations. We have the experience, and now, an international ecosystem of partners aligned with our organization who are equally committed to living the passion of the fans building memories on these sites.

Norman Rice, COO of Extreme Networks, said, “As the leagues continue to evolve, the network will permeate all aspects of the stadium experience, biometrics, mobile sports betting and mobile concessions. Additionally, the ability to unlock network analytics to better optimize fan experiences will be a game-changer. Extreme and Verizon have a proven track record of working together to create best in class experiences for NASCAR, the NFL and the NHL at some of the world’s most iconic stadiums, venues and events. Today we announced that we have selected Verizon as our deployment partner to deploy wireless connectivity solutions for Manchester United at Old Trafford, as part of Extreme’s relationship with the EPL club. We are delighted to partner and extend this expertise in the EMEA and APAC regions. »

Stadiums and event venues require a high level of technology and core network infrastructure, giving owners the ability to unlock solutions that impact the fan experience, public safety, control of access, concessions and crowd management analysis. Next-generation technologies such as Verizon’s private 5G solutions can provide innovative solutions in specific spaces for front-end and back-office functions; ultimately redefining the future of on-site sports and entertainment.

Today’s announcement builds on the company’s network-as-a-service foundation and supports its private networks, mobile edge computing, and enterprise solutions growth drivers. Verizon has a proven track record of innovating through technology in more than 200 sports stadiums and event venues across the United States.

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