Atletico Madrid signs Cellnex to install wireless infrastructure at Wanda Metropolitano

Spanish LaLiga football club Atletico Madrid has signed wireless telecommunications company Cellnex Telecom to provide mobile coverage for the next 10 years at the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

The 68,000-capacity venue in Madrid is set to open in September, and has been designed to meet high standards of visibility, comfort and security for fans.

The club’s future home will accept more than 250 antennas, remote units, fibre and equipment from Cellnex. It will provide 2G, 3G, 4G and create the opportunity for installing 5G capabilities.

The mobile broadband will be implemented modularly, which the club said will allow the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium to balance the traffic of information in every sector.

In addition, the network will be scaleable in order to respond to larger demands of information in the future.

Cellnex Telecom has implemented similar solutions at the newly-named Allianz Stadium, home of Italian Serie A club Juventus, and the San Siro, which Serie A rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan share.

Last month, Atlético Madrid also selected digital signage, IPTV and video-streaming solutions company Tripleplay to implement its technology at the Wanda Metropolitano.

A legal challenge presented by a fans’ group of the LaLiga club last week could delay the 2017-18 move to the stadium.

The Senales de Humo group has published a statement that questions the legality of the agreement between the club and the city council for the construction of the stadium.

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