U.S. wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie is deploying a 5G network at West End Stadium, the future home to FC Cincinnati, the company said in a release.
The stadium is expected to officially open in March 2021 and will host 26,000 fans.
Mobilitie is deploying a network of more than 60,000 linear feet of fiber. With more than 200 antennas, including 8 multi-beam antennas, the network will provide attendees with the fastest possible 5G connection throughput speeds with the lowest latency or data lags, the company said.
“The fans are our number-one priority at West End and a strong, reliable network is imperative to their overall experience,” said Jeff Berding, president of FC Cincinnati. “A reliable partner like Mobilitie made for an easy decision as we’re bringing connectivity to the stadium. We’re looking forward to deploying a 5G network that’s championship-worthy.”
As the newest MLS venue, Mobilitie said it will ensure that each fan throughout West End Stadium experiences the best wireless connectivity possible, thanks to the new DAS network.
“We’re committed to bringing FC Cincinnati fans the best connectivity possible,” said Katherine Krohn, vice president of wireless solutions at Mobilitie. “Our 5G DAS network will make it possible for fans to share pictures and videos even after the 90th minute. We’re looking forward to delivering West End Stadium with a next-generation wireless network.”
Mobilitie recently announced that it is bringing 5G to Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the NBA’s Timberwolves and WNBA’s Lynx.
The wireless infrastructure provider said that it is currently working with carrier partners and Target Center, with the aim of launching a 5G network inside the arena.
Mobilitie is in the process of deploying a system with over 160 antennas, 12 sectors and more than 45,000 feet of fiber throughout the arena.
Mobilitie and venue owner/partners AEG and MGM Resorts International had recently partnered to provide 5G connectivity to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The T-Mobile Arena is home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, UFC, concerts, championship sporting events and numerous annual awards shows and special events.
Through this strategic partnership, Mobilitie will deploy a 5G network at the venue. The 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena will feature 5G service and speed that blankets the entire arena, including the full seating bowl.