Transformation of sports and entertainment venues with private wireless
The number of people assembling and engaging at sports stadiums and entertainment venues have skyrocketed over the recent years. Ensuring a seamless experience for customers and flawless operations at these venues is a must. The need for a stable wireless network has never been more critical. This requirement can be bridged using private wireless, which provides optimum connectivity and coverage for those who need it.
A recent study conducted by Morning Consult, in collaboration with Nokia and Verizon, found that private wireless can help in giving priority bandwidth to VIP guests for their devices (cited by 44 percent). Moreover, it can prioritize real time communication at sporting events to avoid congested Wi-Fi or Mobile networks (cited by 42 percent), and finally, it can ensure faster and more reliable contactless and digital payment (cited by 41 percent).
To get fans off their couches and into the venues, seamless wireless connectivity has become essential. This has completely changed how one experiences a live event. Imagine having to yell about positioning and tactics from the sidelines when coaching a soccer team or entering a stadium without knowing where to find a parking spot for your car. What if there was a way you could communicate with the team or other coaches in a stadium full of people and receive a notification that directed you to the nearest available parking spot?
Private wireless enables a whole range of services to sports and entertainment venues. From simple tasks like buying a ticket, parking, digital signage, critical staff communications, geo-locators, interactive fan engagement, cashless transactions, and surveillance, to real-time data analytics. While 48 percent of the people believe that it can offer reliable, secure connectivity for operation-critical communication, 41 percent believe that it can enable real-time and uninterrupted status equipment, assets, and infrastructure. The best way to cost-effectively implement the widest range of Industry 4.0 applications while providing the stability and security of typical ethernet cables is- Industrial-grade private wireless. 97 percent of senior and IT decision-makers feel confident that there would be a role for private wireless networks in their business in the near or distant future.
Asset tracking, a dependable and secure connection, and a single network for voice, video, data, and Internet of Things applications are all features of Verizon's Private Wireless Network solution, which is based on Nokia's Digital Automation Cloud (DAC).
Today's environment requires constant connectivity to function normally. It is more of a need than a luxury to have access to devices and apps whether working, traveling, or enjoying a sporting event or concert. It is the ability to give visitors continuous, unobstructed wireless access in a confined area that draws visitors to a venue. Private wireless will be crucial in sports and entertainment venues worldwide as interactive in-house experiences demand networks to supply more capacity, bandwidth, and lower latency.
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