Aviva Stadium upgrades connectivity technology


As part of a 25-year investment plan to enhance the connectivity technology at the Aviva Stadium, it has announced a partnership with wireless communications experts Shared Access that will implement all Irish mobile network operators at the venue.

Ireland’s national stadium, located in Dublin, has a capacity for 51,700 spectators and is home to the Irish National Rugby Union team and the Republic of Ireland Football Team.

To improve the experience for sports fans on all mobile networks inside the stadium, all 3 Mobile Network Operators will be live for the 2020 Sporting Calendar including the Six Nations.

The partnership will see significant investment in The Aviva Stadium as Shared Access ensures that all mobile network operators are live inside the stadium with 4G coverage. The next step is to upgrade to add 5G.

Aviva Stadium

Shared Access has previously invested in major venues to enhance the connectivity technology, one of the most recent being the state-of-the-art new Tottenham Hotspur.

“Shared Access have been investing in grassroots sports in Ireland for over 12 years,” said Chris Jackman, CEO of Shared Access.  “Having already built hundreds of operational sites, we are currently building a pipeline of over 150 new telecom installations nationally, and with our track record of investing in major venues already established we are delighted to be working with The Aviva Stadium to ensure it has the best mobile connectivity in Ireland now and in the future.”

“Bringing the best connectivity with an upgrade path ready for 5G to Ireland is critical in propelling the city forward to ensure future investment and to enable visitors to enjoy major events at The Aviva Stadium.”

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