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Tech Stack: Inter Miami, Super Bowl and more

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Mobile payment platform Cheq has signed its first partnership in Major League Soccer after teaming up with Inter Miami CF.

As part of the deal, Miami-based Cheq will become Inter Miami’s exclusive platform for point-of-sale, premium hospitality and social gifting transactions at DRV PNK Stadium (pictured). The company will provide a full end-to-end payment platform for fans, starting with the 2023 MLS season.

The agreement will be highlighted by Cheq’s express kiosks to increase ordering efficiencies and decrease line wait times. Cheq will also introduce its social gifting marketplace functionality, allowing fans to send food, beverages, merchandise and unique experiences to friends.

T-Mobile has announced expanded coverage and added capacity in the Greater Phoenix area ahead of next weekend’s Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium.

T-Mobile will increase connection speeds by 10 times inside the stadium and by four times across the region. The upgrades are designed to better serve T-Mobile smartphone and home internet users in the long run.

Over the past 12 months, T-Mobile has rolled out 5G upgrades inside the stadium to better serve customers. Indoor and outdoor DAS systems have been fitted inside the venue, while download speeds are up to 10 times faster than before thanks to the launch of 600 MHz of mmWave spectrum.

The full line-up of companies for Tennis Australia’s inaugural AO StartUps programme, which gave startups the chance to sample their technologies at the recent Australian Open, has been revealed.

Tennis Australia announced last week that Calyx, Equidi, Recut and MATCHi had been selected and the four companies have been joined by Amperfii, Cape Bionics and YBVR.

Amperfii is an Australian software-as-a-service startup that aims to improve business engagement with data and analytics teams. Cape Bionics provides athletes with a professional compression service to improve performance, recovery, travel or rehabilitation, while YBVR is a virtual reality company and is piloting an immersive Australian Open channel in the Xtadium app.

Globant, a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions, has launched Sports Reinvention Studio, which will apply emerging technologies to create a more engaged fan experience for clients.

Globant, which has partnerships with the likes of LaLiga and the Los Angeles Clippers, said the new studio will provide services across fantasy and esports, fan engagement, sponsorship, media/OTT platforms, next-generation venues and augmented strategies.

The studio will form part of Globant’s Industry Reinvention Studios portfolio.