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Extreme Networks upgrades Wi-Fi at Nissan Stadium

IT network solutions provider Extreme Networks’ Wi-Fi 6 solutions have been installed at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans NFL American football team.

The upgrade will provide Titans fans with faster internet speeds and greater connectivity on game days. The Titans will also utilise ExtremeSwitching technology to further enhance the fan experience.

The Titans began using Extreme’s Wi-Fi solutions in 2014 and have since benefited from significant growth in their network capabilities.

Bob Flynn, vice-president of facilities and game day operations for the Titans, said: “Wi-Fi 6 is making a lot of headlines, but it’s about more than just speed. For us, adopting Wi-Fi 6 is a business imperative, because if our network can’t provide a highly reliable, seamless experience throughout the game, our fans will stay home.

“Our strong five-year partnership with Extreme Networks made the decision a no-brainer to enlist their help for a full network upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 technology.”

Extreme Wi-Fi 6 has also been fitted at BBVA Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo; West Texas A&M University’s Buffalo Stadium and Leeds Beckett University.

BBVA Stadium becomes the first MLS stadium to deploy Wi-Fi 6 technology. The stadium, which also serves as the home of National Women’s Soccer League outfit Houston Dash, will use the technology to fuel stadium operations such as mobile ticketing, wireless food and merchandise offering and potential future innovations such as augmented and virtual reality.

West Texas A&M University becomes one of the first US universities to deploy Wi-Fi 6 at its college football stadium. The university will streamline game-day operations at its new 8,500-seat stadium by offering experiences such as social sign-in, mobile ticketing, access to real-time stats and video streaming.

The university has also added ExtremeWireless Wi-Fi 6 access points at its 5,000-seat basketball arena, the First United Bank Center.

Meanwhile, Leeds Beckett University is deploying more than 2,000 Wi-Fi 6 access points across its two main campuses. The technology will deliver high-performance connectivity to 85 buildings, as well as Carnegie Stadium and The Arena, Leeds Beckett.

Extreme Networks is the official Wi-Fi solutions provider of the NFL and currently provides high-density or Wi-Fi analytics solutions to 25 teams across the league. It has also supported the past six Super Bowls and will do so again this year.

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