Yankee Stadium boosts 5G coverage with T-Mobile

Yankee Stadium has enhanced 5G coverage at the famous ballpark through T-Mobile.

The telecoms business said customers with 5G devices attending the home of the New York Yankees will benefit from average speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

Upgrades include launching Ultra Capacity 5G in select sections and, for those with older LTE phones, doubling the capacity for LTE in the stadium.

T-Mobile said fans at Yankee Stadium will receive further 5G upgrades for the 2023 season.

“We are excited to have the power of T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G network in Yankee Stadium and look forward to continuing to work together with T-Mobile to enhance the in-stadium experience for our fans,” said Mike Lane, New York Yankees’ chief information officer and senior vice president, technology and broadcasting.

To celebrate the introduction of T-Mobile 5G to Yankee Stadium, T-Mobile and Major League Baseball sent a drone on a stadium tour featuring legendary former Yankees Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams, then uploaded the drone footage to post-production using 5G.

“Yankee Stadium is home to one of the most iconic franchises in the history of American sports,” said Neville Ray, president of technology at T-Mobile. “Now, New Yorkers and people visiting from across the country to catch a game have access to ultra-fast, reliable 5G so they can share more of that experience.”

T-Mobile said Extended Range 5G covers 320 million people across the US. 235 million people nationwide are covered with super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G, and T-Mobile expects to cover 260 million in 2022 and 300 million next year.

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