Extreme to Modernize the In-Stadium Experience for Liverpool FC Fans, Deployment Led by Verizon Business
October 06, 2022 at 05:00 AM EDT
Extreme’s Wi-Fi solution to Create a Backbone of Connectivity for New Services and Engaging Fan Experiences
Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud networking, today announced it has selected Verizon Business (NYSE:VZ), a division of Verizon, as its partner to deploy wireless connectivity solutions at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium as part of Extreme’s partnership with the Premier League club. The deployment, expected to begin later this year, includes Extreme Wi-Fi 6 access points which will provide the high-quality, low latency Wi-Fi connectivity required to power memorable, engaging fan-centric experiences such as mobile ticketing, cash-free concessions, shopping at the team store, video streaming and new digital immersive experiences.
Founded in 1892, Liverpool Football Club is the most successful British club of all time with 19 league titles and six European Cups. Anfield has a current seating capacity of 54,000 and is being redeveloped to host more than 61,000 fans by the start of the 2023/24 season.
As part of the partnership, Liverpool FC will also leverage ExtremeAnalytics™ to get real-time insights into data including fan foot traffic, app usage across the stadium and popular concessions. ExtremeCloud will enable the club to monitor and control Wi-Fi capacity and efficiency, device configuration and analytics and provide a single view into the health, performance and security of the network.
Earlier this year, Extreme and Verizon Business announced a partnership to create best-in-class connectivity and network insight solutions for large venues and stadiums across the European and Asia Pacific regions. Verizon and Extreme have a successful history of joint deployments for organizations like the NHL®, NASCAR and the NFL, among others.
Verizon Business has a dedicated strategy, specifically designed for stadium and venue customers that leverages Verizon’s innovative technology and network as a service offering, its extensive industry expertise, as well as key new technology partnerships rooted in its 5G investment in more than 75 large public venues around the world.
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