Tech Stack: Euro 2024, T-Mobile Arena and more

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Deutsche Telekom has expanded its mobile network across all 10 stadiums that will be used during this summer’s UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament in Germany.

The company has fitted around 750 new 5G antennas, 300 of which will be located in the stands. The remaining 450 will be placed in indoor areas of the stadiums.

Deutsche Telekom has also fitted 38 temporary coverage areas for fan zones, train stations and team headquarters, and will install around 65 new kilometres of fiber optics for the fixed network connection of the stadiums.

Abdu Mudesir, chief technology officer at Telekom Deutschland, said: “Our goal for this tournament is to provide the best network experience for our customers. Our network coverage is already at a very high level. During the European Championships, however, the network will be under even greater strain, especially in terms of capacity.

“Whether in the stadiums, fan zones, training grounds or at home with the fans – our networks are ready for the major event that is the European Championships. We have been working on this for months. Both in mobile communications and in the fixed network connection to the stadiums.”

Euro 2024 will take place from June 14 to July 14.

Evolv Technology, a provider of AI-based weapons detection security screening, has announced a partnership with two Las Vegas venues, T-Mobile Arena and MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Five Evolv Express systems have been fitted at each venue. Evolv Express uses advanced sensor technology and AI to tell the difference between certain potential threats and many commonly carried objects.

Atlético de Madrid’s women’s team has partnered with Google Cloud Security to explore ways to improve fan engagement and boost its cybersecurity offering.

As part of the agreement, Google Cloud will work with the club to develop new immersive experiences for fans using technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality.

Shell Energy Stadium has set a first for the National Women’s Soccer League after announcing plans to incorporate the fan engagement platform that is headlined by video selfie software Vixi Live.

The Houston Dash has teamed up with The Famous Group, a full-service creative technology and fan experience company, to introduce the technology, which will allow fans to shoot a live video selfie and see themselves immediately on the video board at Shell Energy Stadium.

Other elements of the platform include Vixi Capture, a photo uploader that allows the Dash to incorporate AI Photo Magic. Vixi Live was soft-launched in 2021 with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors, and premiered on a national level at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.