ExteNet Systems announced an exclusive partnership with Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) to deliver a new 5G cellular solution to the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs.
“We are very excited to partner with SS&E and provide a state-of-the-art solution that will bring fans an immersive experience throughout the arena for their Spurs home games and over 100 annual events,” said Monnie McGaffigan, chief revenue officer at ExteNet Systems.
SS&E has awarded ExteNet Systems a long-term agreement to bring a new 5G neutral-host network into the arena that will serve the 18,000 fans who attend home games for the NBA team San Antonio Spurs, the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, and the many concerts and entertainment events that fill the arena throughout the year.
“ExteNet has designed a secure, future-upgradable and ultra-fast 5G network that is fiber optic-based to ensure all mobile operators who join the network will be able to provide their customers the best experience,” said Rich Coyle, president and CEO of ExteNet Systems.
Last year, ExteNet Systems announced a “Fiber-First” strategy which helps deliver Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offerings for customers.
“Building high-capacity fiber to the edge and powering the network edge with future-proof infrastructure remain critical for 5G,” said Kevin Gallagher, SVP of product and marketing at ExteNet Systems. “Whether our customers need fiber connected small cells, neutral host in-building wireless networks, private wireless networks utilizing the CBRS 3.5 GHz spectrum, building automation, mobile edge computing with ExteNet’s Edge Hub or enterprise connectivity solutions, ExteNet has an integrated Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offering backed by our 24×7 network operations center (NOC).”
ExteNet also highlighted that prioritizing fiber infrastructure promises a simplified path towards:
-Enterprise fiber services, where both dark and lit fiber services can be delivered to enterprises for mission-critical and low-latency applications.
-Outdoor small cells where MNOs can utilize either Extenet’s turnkey approach or opt for a fiber or node-only build for 4G and 5G mobile connectivity and benefit cities, townships and communities.
-Neutral-Host In-building Wireless (IBW) networks that are built to deliver 4G and 5G mobile connectivity from within, with a fiber-to-the-edge architecture.
-Private wireless networks that are required for digital transformation and/or mission-critical services for businesses, healthcare organizations, sports and entertainment venues and educational institutions.
-Building Communications Infrastructure (BCI) where building owners can utilize the firm’s managed riser fiber to deliver 21st-century smart buildings.
-Edge hubs, whether in-building or outdoors in a carrier-grade environment, to deliver low-latency and feature-rich applications leveraging mobile edge compute (MEC), collocation capability and Extenet’s edge hub build-to-suit offering.