Attending sporting events is cool. There’s lots of emotion from the crowd, there’s good food and drinks, and more importantly, you get to see your favorite stars playing the sport you like, live. There’s always one small problem with it, though.
Whether it’s soccer, baseball, or football, a lot of the time your network doesn’t seem to work quite right. There are lots of reasons why that’s the case, a good one being that thousands of people are also trying to access it, but Verizon has a more straightforward solution, at least for football fans.
Verizon has announced that it has completed 5G Ultra Wideband network upgrades in all 30 NFL stadiums, ensuring a premium experience for football fans across the U.S.
Using Millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum, Verizon offers improved capacity and reliable performance in crowded venues. Fans with compatible devices can enjoy highlights, fantasy league updates, and easy concession payments. This investment aims to enhance connectivity for thousands of fans, enabling seamless social media sharing and interactions.
What this means, in layman’s terms, is that Verizon will now have 5G directly in NFL stadiums, for attendants to a game to use and connect with. Dedicating towers only for the crowd inside a game should greatly reduce stress on the rest of the network, while also ensuring that all attendants and fans are reliably connected with high-speed Internet. Verizon is making strides to improve its network, and this is just the latest example of that.
For stadium operators, Verizon says that its 5G technology facilitates autonomous retail, accelerated access, and crowd analytics, enhancing overall fan experiences. Verizon’s broader Connected Venue approach includes investments in over 75 large public venues in the U.S., supporting leagues, teams, and stadium operators in achieving desired venue operation outcomes.
If you want to give it a spin, you can experience Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband through a free trial, offering unlimited premium data for 30 days.