How Verizon is bracing for Super Bowl insanity

27 January 2014SportsTechnology

Roger Cheng writing for CNET News:

Verizon began deploying the improvements to its network in the stadium 18 months ago, completing the equipment installation in October and spending the rest of the time tweaking and optimizing the coverage. The distributed antenna system, which is a mini network of antennas designed to boost coverage in crowded venues such as stadiums or malls, includes 552 antennas that are covertly hidden throughout the facility as stadium lights or under catwalks.

Anyone who’s tried to use spotty wi-fi at a hotel or a conference centre knows first hand how big a challenge this can be.