SEAT Global Magazine - Sports Industry Case Studies Issue 05 June/July 2017 Special Edition - Page 58

Shared by Boingo, (SEAT Sponsor)

Case Study

Boingo and Solid Win Over

College Basketball Fans

Another March Madness has come and gone with all the thrills that go with it—buzzer beaters, bracket busters and Cinderella stories. While there was only one winner in the tournament, Vivint Smart Home Arena—a host site for the men’s first and second rounds—proved it’s the champion in fan connectivity.

Boingo and Solid recently partnered to launch a new cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network at Vivint Smart Home Arena as part of its $125 million renovation project. The installment of this wireless infrastructure boosts cellular coverage for fans’ connected experiences, meaning they can stream and share all the action from March Madness instantly. As part of Vivint Arena’s emergency-preparedness strategy, the DAS set-up also provides enhanced network availability for first-responder radio communications.

Boingo and Solid make the world of connectivity possible for sports venues at colleges and universities with DAS and Wi-Fi systems. Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, Gonzaga University and University of Arizona are among the schools that have turned to Boingo to power connectivity.

Keeping fans connected is

fundamental. We knew by

partnering with Boingo and

Solid we’d create a best-inclass

wireless network.

-JIM OLSON, PRESIDENT,

VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA

Boingo and Solid boost mobile connectivity for fans at Vivint Smart Home Arena, a host site for the 2017 NCAA March Madness tournament.

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