ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of Distributed Network Systems (DNS) enabling advanced cellular, wireless and broadband connectivity, announced it has reached a milestone of 25 sports and entertainment venues across North America with operational distributed networks. ExteNet’s multi-carrier networks connect and engage fans in these 25 venues covering over 25 million square feet of indoor space, alongside a corresponding 1,500 acres of outdoor space. ExteNet’s footprint in the sports and entertainment market continues to grow as venue owners recognize the increasing need for the underlying communications network infrastructure to meet evolving expectations for the fan experience.
“Broadband wireless network infrastructure enables and enhances fan engagement during games, concerts and other events,” said Ross Manire, President and Chief Executive Officer for ExteNet Systems. “Venue owners have an inherent desire to differentiate and attract people to the venue on game day. ExteNet helps achieve this differentiation with our distributed networks. These networks can also support first responders and deliver critical emergency communication services should an incident arise. Sports and entertainment venues remain one of our strategic market segments and we continue to invest in new builds and network expansions.”
ExteNet’s footprint in the sports and entertainment market now features deployments across the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, AHL, NCAA and Formula One. Some of the venues include Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Barclays Center, Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Madison Square Garden, Marlins Park and Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Each of these premier venues have multiple wireless carriers supported on the distributed network operated by ExteNet.
“Our guests rely on our venue’s communication network and mobile connectivity, especially during major sporting events like the recent 2017 Home Run Derby® and 2017 MLB All-Star Game® which we hosted,” said David Enriquez, Senior Director of Information Technology at Miami Marlins and Marlins Park. “We are always looking for avenues to improve the guest experience and are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art 4G LTE wireless network system, which is operated and managed by our partner ExteNet Systems. Our network ensures a superior experience for our guests and further distinguishes our venue.”