SEAT Global Magazine - Sports Industry Case Studies Issue 05 June/July 2017 Special Edition - Page 48

TerraWave Antennas Enable

Wi-Fi / WLAN Connectivity in Front Sections

of

University of Nebraska’s

Memorial Stadium

Executive Summary

Client:

CDW and the University of Nebraska

Client Challenge:

Provide strong network connectivity throughout Memorial Stadium to relieve cellular congestion and support enhanced game day experience using Wi-Fi.

Client Goals:

• Provide seamless network connectivity even in challenging areas of the stadium

• Protect, valuable access points from environment, theft and tampering

• Ensure cost-effective, reliable and easily-installed solutions throughout the

stadium

The University of Nebraska’s 85,000-seat Memorial Stadium is the proud home of the Cornhuskers, and some of the most loyal fans in the country. It boasts an astounding stadium sellout streak that dates back to November 3, 1962. But with today’s generation of fans expecting network connectivity everywhere for their smartphones and other wireless devices, university administrators knew the stadium needed a major technology overhaul to keep them happy.

Challenges

“The University wanted to ensure strong connectivity to the Wi-Fi network for all fans throughout the stadium. This would relieve cellular congestion and provide reliable service for voice, text, and data,” says Paul Somers, Executive Account Manager for CDW, the information technology solution provider that was awarded the project.

Case Study

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