Wi-Fi Designed and Deployed by Cellular Specialties at Gillette Stadium Used by Thousands of Fans During New England Patriots’ First Two Home Games
MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI), a recognized leader in the design and implementation of wireless networks and a proven wireless infrastructure partner of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, today announced that thousands of fans have accessed the recently unveiled Wi-Fi system during the Patriots’ first two home games. More than 15,000 fans accessed the system during the team’s home opener on September 16.
Fans used the network to enjoy seamless content including Patriots and Gillette Stadium apps and real time stats. Fans were also able to connect to social networking sites via their iPhones, iPads, Androids, and other wireless devices.
“With an ever changing menu of apps and mobile technologies to choose from, the in-game experience is constantly evolving. Fans no longer want to connect only with other fans in the stands, they want to connect with friends, family, and even with fans at other games,” said Kelley Carr, president of Cellular Specialties’ Custom Solutions Group. “Cellular Specialties is well positioned to help reshape the way people immerse themselves in the game and enhance the fan experience.”
The sophisticated Wi-Fi network that Cellular Specialties designed and deployed in partnership with Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications company, incorporates hundreds of non-intrusive access points and antennas strategically positioned on all levels of the stadium to ensure every fan in the stadium is able to send text messages and e-mails, make telephone calls, and send and receive video.
“Although the system has only been up and running for two games, the demand for connectivity is evident. As the season continues, more and more fans will utilize the network to enrich their in-game experience,” said Fred Kirsch, the Patriots’ vice president of content. “We needed a system that not only meets our fans’ needs, but will allow us to take advantage of new content offerings going forward.
Cellular Specialties has provided Wi-Fi and cellular coverage for a large number of stadiums and arenas for all of the major sports leagues across the country including professional services for the wireless infrastructure deployment at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., for the 2012 “Big Game” and has been selected to support the 2013 “Big Game”.
“When it comes to delivering a network that ensures ubiquitous coverage, stadiums like Gillette bring unique challenges, particularly in terms of capacity planning and system design. Cellular Specialties’ system ensures the facility has consistent, reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout. Whether fans are in the concourse, the Club level seats or the 300 level sections, they will be connected,” said Shawn Tsetsilas, Director of Cellular Specialties Wireless Group.
About Cellular Specialties
Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI) delivers products and services enabling anytime, anywhere wireless connectivity. To ensure that optimal services are provided, CSI formed the Custom Solutions Group (CSG). Since its establishment, CSG has implemented over 9,000 turnkey solutions throughout the country. CSG also holds the distinction of being the only in-building wireless service organization approved by all major wireless service providers in the United States with Wireless Specialization Certification. The CSI Product Division specializes in the development of in-building amplifiers, repeaters, system components, and co-pilot beacons for indoor and outdoor DAS networks. CSI is the first company to introduce a digitally filtered repeater capable of passing WSP spectrum requirements, thus becoming the preferred repeater vendor for the nation’s largest wireless carriers. For more information, please visit www.cellularspecialties.com.
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