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Smart City lands Washington D.C. arena contract

Smart City Networks has been appointed as IT systems management provider for internet and data services at the new Entertainment & Sports Arena (ESA) in Washington D.C, US.

Located in the Congress Heights region, the 118,000sq ft venue is due to open this autumn and serve as the new practice facility of NBA franchise the Washington Wizards.

The facility will also become the new home of Women’s National Basketball Association outfit the Washington Mystics, as well as the Capital City Go-Go NBA G-League esports team.

Smart City will provide consulting and oversight of the network at the ESA, as well as manage network operations at the facility.

Mark Haley, president of Smart City, said: “We’re excited not only to further our long-term partnership with Events DC but to support this dynamic new venture at the ESA.”

Events DC, the organisation behind the ESA project, appointed Smart City to the role.

Gregory O’Dell, president and chief executive of Events DC, added: “Smart City will deliver wired and wireless technology to create one of DC’s most connected venues.

“Customers bring multiple wireless devices into public venues and their expectations for reliable wireless connectivity is at an all-time high.

“It’s our goal with Smart City to use its smart technology to create the ultimate user experience from sporting events and entertainment to esports.”

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