Extreme Networks and Verizon Business Power Wi-Fi at Anfield Stadium for Liverpool Fans

Extreme Networks and Verizon Business Power Wi-Fi at Anfield Stadium for Liverpool Fans

Cloud networking company Extreme Networks has partnered with Verizon Business to deploy wireless connectivity solutions at Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium.

Scheduled to begin later this year, the rollout will cover Extreme Network Wi-Fi 6 hotspots that will provide the connection required to power mobile ticketing, cashless concessions, team store purchases, streaming video and digital immersive experiences.

Liverpool FC will also leverage ExtremeAnalytics to gain real-time insights into data including fan foot traffic, in-stadium app usage and popular concessions.

The club will use ExtremeCloud to monitor and control Wi-Fi capacity and efficiency, device configuration and analytics, and provide a single view into network health, performance and security.

This is not the first partnership the two organizations have entered into. Earlier this year, Extreme and Verizon Business announced a partnership to create network connectivity and analytics solutions for large venues and stadiums in the European and Asia-Pacific regions.

“We are delighted to partner with Extreme to transform Anfield into a place where the digital in-stadium experience is best in class. As we continue to bring our expertise to key venues around the world, we are making innovative experiences a reality for fans, shortening wait times, streamlining game day operations and more,” said Massimo Pesselli, Verizon Business Chief Revenue Officer for Global Business and Public Sector.

“We have set the bar high for the connectivity needed to drive fan engagement and operational excellence at world-class venues. Partnering with Verizon on another deployment means Liverpool FC will be able to deliver next-generation immersive experiences through reliable, high-performance connectivity. In addition, automation and intelligence will enable Liverpool FC to create innovative and personalized experiences for fans, while ensuring stadium operations run smoothly,” said Norman Rice, Chief Operating Officer of Extreme. Networks.

Founded in 1892, Liverpool FC are Britain’s most successful 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 accommodate over 61,000 fans by the start of the 2023/24 season.

Image: Ruaraidh Gillies via Wikipedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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