Shared Access, an independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, and The Aviva Stadium have successfully partnered with mobile operator Vodafone Ireland to launch 5G at the stadium. The news follows the previous investment of Shared Access to ensure all Mobile Network Operators benefit from state-of-the-art 2G / 3G / 4G connectivity at the premier sporting venue in Ireland.
The new 5G coverage makes The Aviva Stadium Ireland’s first 5G connected sporting venue and highlights the ongoing work of Shared Access to invest and build the telecommunications infrastructure of tomorrow’s network in today’s sporting venues. The 5G aims to transform the fan experience, with enhanced live streaming potential and opportunities to incorporate new technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, to enrich live sporting occasions for the better.
Chris Jackman, CEO of Shared Access, said: “This 5G announcement means The Aviva Stadium will deliver best-in-class sporting action on and off the pitch. Our expertise in the installation of telecoms infrastructure in major venues is well established and this is another proud moment for Shared Access, partnering with Vodafone Ireland and The Aviva Stadium to bring sports fans the future.”
Martin Murphy, CEO of Aviva Stadium, added: “Working closely with Shared Access as our telecommunication infrastructure partner, and Vodafone, we have been able to ensure 5G connectivity is live at the stadium. The Aviva represents both national and international football and rugby and our goal as always is to ensure we have a strong technical and financial solution for connectivity, both now and into the future.”