Big crowds bog down cell networks, but the crowd headed to watch the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles square off in Super Bowl LII Sunday night has nothing to worry about.
Modern fiber optic and microwave radio tech have advanced to the point that those woes are a thing of the past.
Not only can your average Joe can send selfies from from inside the stadium without a hitch, but first responders have the throughput they need in order to communicate and coordinate to ensure the safety of those in and around stadiums.
Aviat Networks is the company slated to bolster the communications infrastructure at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend, and they plan to bring in an array of gigabit speed networking equipment so those at the game – and those watching at home – can have a seamless experience.
The company will deploy hardwire links to shore up communications where fiber isn’t available, while also rolling out a combination cell on wheels, temporary LTE, WiFi sites to make sure attendees’ data demands are met.
First responders near the stadium will be outfitted with what the company calls “mission critical radios,” which keep traffic secure, while Aviat equipment will be used by city and state level first responders in Minneapolis for their voice and data communications.
The company has been bolstering Super Bowls for a few years now, and when the world’s biggest spectacle finally makes its way back to the Sunshine State – and it will for 2020 in Miami and 2021 in Tampa – Aviat’s on board to shoulder the load.