English Premier League football club Liverpool has announced it will debut a new stadium-wide network offering 4G services at Anfield for its staging of a national team friendly between Brazil and Croatia on June 3.

The new 4G mobile services have been designed and deployed by infrastructure delivery specialists Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG). The service is available initially to O2 and Vodafone customers, with plans to roll the offering out to other networks at a later date.

Andrew Robinson, head of technology and transformation at Liverpool, said: “Putting our fans first, improving their matchday experience and helping them to enjoy their time at Anfield is integral to our strategy.

“Providing consistent mobile coverage at scale to 54,000 fans is very challenging and slow mobile data speeds can be frustrating for fans. Using expertise from WIG we’re tackling this challenge with high quality 4G services throughout the stadium to provide a much better match day experience.”

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