Extreme Networks, Netco Sports outline partnership to develop new value chain

Extreme Networks and Netco Sports have announced details of a partnership intended to create a new value chain including installation of the application infrastructure, and delivering incrementally improved experience to sports fans – in stadiums and during sport events.

An application, in order to ensure smooth service quality and good traffic capacity, a reliable Wi-Fi network is vital. Infrastructures built on ‘hotspots’ no longer meet the requirements of a modern stadium. Sport organisations are now looking for a better computing solution, which provides a high-density network with total visibility and control. This allows for a large number of devices to connect and stream rich content consistently at the same time, as well as return reliable statistics needed to identify the most-used devices or platforms in order to create new mobile applications.

Extreme Networks recognises the challenge and therefore brings its expertise in the analysis and implementation of wireless solutions to address the issue. Having a personalised approach, Extreme Networks provides technology solutions that communicate with mobile devices to propose the best in-game experience, automatically and predictably.

“The experience and the fans’ consumption patterns during sport events are evolving. Without adequate infrastructure, users cannot fully enjoy the richness of our applications and services,” said Stanislas de Villelongue, general manager of Netco Sports.

“Just like our US partnership with NFL, we are pleased to be working closely with Netco Sports team to meet sport lovers‘ expectations when they come to the stadium. With the freedom offered for using their applications to interact with the community and be ‘actors’, fans will find themselves the pleasure coming to the stadium. This satisfaction should retain viewers,” said Frédéric Aguilar, technical director of Extreme Networks France. “In addition to the reliability and quality of the wireless network, Extreme Networks provides monitoring and analysis tools that will allow players to understand better the performance of their network and application usage by the audience, thus opening the door to new revenue opportunities.”

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