ExteNet Systems Enables Advanced Mobile Connectivity for Basketball fans

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 10, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: ExteNet Systems, a firm offering distributed networks for indoor and outdoor wireless connectivity states to enhance the overall fan experience with advanced connectivity at the 2016 NCAA event of men's and women's basketball tournaments scheduled from March 15 to April 5.

"Our fans and patrons want to stay connected at all times on a high-bandwidth, highly available network and share their live experiences while they're at a game or an event," said Chris Connolly, General Manager, Iowa Events Center.  

With patrons and fans constantly sharing their experiences within and outside the venue, Wi-Fi network operators and wireless carriers have observed enormous usage of data in social media during any big sporting events. For an instance, the San Francisco Business Times reported a record breaking data transfer of about 10.1 terabytes during the pro football championship game held in 2016. Approximately, the data usage equals printed collection of the entire Congress Library.

The company’s multiple carrier distributed networks will facilitate advanced multimedia capabilities and broadband wireless service at five major venues hosting the tournament games. The venues include Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York; Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana; Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; and Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Subscribers of the wireless carriers can avail seamless indoor network coverage as they have networking agreements with ExteNet for various venues. Fans, students and patrons will be able to witness a cutting edge experience at the venues.

"In partnership with our customers, both venue owners and wireless carriers, ExteNet is proud to meet the mobile connectivity needs of NCAA basketball fans by enabling seamless coverage and high-bandwidth capacity for the participating wireless carriers in each of the five prominent venues where we have deployed our distributed networks," said Ross Manire, President and CEO, ExteNet.