Austin FC selects Boingo for Wi-Fi 6, mobile services

Friday 31 July 2020 | 10:27 CET | News
Boingo Wireless was awarded the wireless rights at the new Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium currently under construction in Austin, Texas. Boingo will design, install, operate and maintain neutral host mobile DAS and Wi-Fi 6 networks throughout the stadium, including bowl seating, suites, club sections, concourses and the field, to power a highly-connected, fan-focused experience. The new stadium will be home to Austin FC and is scheduled to open in Spring 2021 for the club’s inaugural MLS season. 

Austin FC selected Boingo after a competitive review process. The company stood out for its strong wireless carrier relationships and ability to build converged neutral host networks that meet data demands of the 5G era. Boingo’s DAS will be designed for multi-carrier coverage, with flexibility for seamless 5G upgrades. The Wi-Fi 6 deployment will mark one of the first Wi-Fi 6 launches at an MLS stadium and will offer fans fast, free connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest generation of Wi-Fi designed to deliver enhanced coverage, capacity, speed and performance in dense, demanding Wi-Fi environments like stadiums. Passpoint, a next generation hotspot technology, will also be offered to connect fans to a seamless and secure Wi-Fi 6 experience. 

The Austin FC soccer park and stadium is a USD 260 million, 100 percent privately financed project in the tech-savvy City of Austin. When completed, the 20,500-seat multipurpose, open-air stadium will represent one of the most tech-forward, modern and eco-friendly sporting, entertainment and community venues in North America. In addition to hosting Austin FC, it's designed to accommodate other sporting events, concerts, community activities, and cultural events. 

Austin FC adds to Boingo’s growing portfolio of MLS, NBA, NFL and NCAA stadiums in the US and expands its wireless footprint in Texas. Boingo and Austin FC will present at the upcoming SportTechie webinar, “5G and the Future of Live Sports” on Wednesday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Boingo Wireless
Countries: United States
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