Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena Inks Wireless Network Partnership with Boingo
By Community | May 21, 2014
Boingo Wireless, here a leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider, drugs and Philips Arena, one of the top concert and event venues in North America and home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, today announced an exclusive wireless network partnership.
Boingo will design, install and manage neutral host cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks at the Arena for fan use, leveraging the latest in wireless technology. The networks are slated to launch prior to the next NBA season.
The Boingo wireless networks will provide comprehensive coverage for fans throughout the Arena, which is home to the Hawks as well as the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and hosts more than 160 additional sports and entertainment events each year.
Boingo will also launch a Wi-Fi network for fan use, providing fast connectivity throughout the Arena seating areas, concessions and concourse areas. Wi-Fi network access will be provided free to fans, supported by sponsors and advertisers. Boingo Media, Boingo’s advertising and sponsorship services group, will collaborate closely with Philips Arena on wireless sales.
“We have continually stated our goal to reimagine Philips arena and enhance our fan experience to create the best event atmosphere in the nation for our members and partners. Our partnership with Boingo will greatly aid us in both areas as we look to incorporate technology to an even greater degree and keep all of our guests connected,” said Andrew Steinberg, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena.
“Boingo is a leader in major league and university stadium and arena wireless network management with strong wireless carrier relationships, and proven success in building networks that can meet the demands of today’s fans. We are looking forward to working with Boingo to deliver blazing fast connectivity for our spectators and staff.”
“It’s an honor to partner with Philips Arena, one of the most celebrated event venues in North America. Our next generation wireless networks will deliver an exceptional connectivity experience, enhancing the Arena’s already stellar reputation and amenities,” said Nick Hulse, president of Boingo Wireless. “Our cellular DAS and Wi-Fi networks will be built to scale with the projected future increases in consumer connectivity, and to enable future location based services and technology applications in venue to keep it at the top of the ‘best venues’ lists for years to come.”