T-Mobile Arena, the home of NHL ice hockey team Vegas Golden Knights, has become the first AEG venue to go 5G through a partnership with wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie.

Through the strategic partnership, agreed with venue owner/partners AEG and MGM Resorts International, Mobilitie has deployed what it claims is one of the most technologically robust and fastest 5G networks across the sports and entertainment industry.

The 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena, which is also a major venue for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as well as staging other sports events and concerts, will feature 5G service and speed that blankets the entire arena, including the full seating bowl.

Mobilitie and AEG have a long-term relationship and have worked together on numerous high-profile projects to provide wireless infrastructure through venues such as Staples Center (Los Angeles), Target Center (Minneapolis) and Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson), among others.

Mark Faber, senior vice-president of global partnerships at AEG, said: “T-Mobile Arena will be the first of our venues to introduce 5G speeds to attendees. Having a premier venue outfitted with the most up-to-date wireless technology is a major milestone for AEG.”

Earlier this month, Mobilitie partnered with Major League Baseball (MLB) team Tampa Bay Rays to bring 5G connectivity to its Tropicana Field ballpark.

Lisa Doumiaty, vice-president of wireless solutions at Mobilitie, said: “Partnering with AEG to bring a high-speed network to an iconic venue like T-Mobile Arena has been an exciting project for us. We’re eager to help fans share memorable experiences through a blazing fast 5G wireless network like they have never experienced before.”

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