Extreme Networks Wi-Fi for Super Bowl LIV
January 31, 2020
Extreme Networks, the official Wi-Fi solutions provider for the seventh consecutive Super Bowl, has announced it will blitz Super Bowl LIV with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics solutions to fuel the digital game day experience for fans attending the game in Miami on February 2nd. Further enhancing the fan experience, Extreme is working with Verizon to help provide a seamless hand-off for Verizon customers between the company’s wireless network, and in-stadium Wi-Fi networks.
This news follows last year’s record-breaking Wi-Fi usage at Super Bowl LIII where 24 terabytes of data was transferred within the stadium – an increase of 47 per cent from the previous NFL championship game. Extreme expects digital engagement at Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium to outpace last year’s milestones by every measure given accelerating trends in social media usage and the NFL’s growing support for a diverse array of in-stadium digital fan experiences, such as AR, VR, and location-based offerings.
Norman Rice, Chief Operating Officer, Extreme Networks, commented: “Sporting events like the Super Bowl are about much more than the game – they’re about the experience. And today the Super Bowl experience is more exciting and immersive than ever thanks to enabling technologies like Wi-Fi and 5G. The NFL has supercharged game-day experiences with cutting-edge digital advancements that are changing how we engage with our favorite teams. We’re proud to be a part of this as the Official Wi-Fi Solutions Provider for the seventh consecutive Super Bowl.”
Michelle McKenna, Chief Information Officer at The NFL, added: “The Super Bowl offers a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the teams playing, for the League, and most importantly – for the fans. Maximising the combined advancements in 5G and Wi-Fi, we plan to revolutionise what fans will experience at the stadium this year – from food and beverage, to ticketing, to the in-seat experience. These enabling technologies and new mobile applications will allow our fans to immerse themselves in next-gen game-day experiences like never before and we expect sky-high data consumption in Hard Rock Stadium.”