South Africa’s Supersport stadium upgrades its connectivity experience


Supersport Park Cricket Stadium in South Africa has implemented anopen WiFi network infrastructure from the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP’s) OpenLAN Project Group, which it says will significantly enhance the spectator experience and increase commercial opportunities.

The 22,000-capacity venue, otherwise known as Centurion Park, is home to the Multiply Titans and regularly hosts international matches across formats for the South African national teams.

OpenLAN Project Group

TIP’s OpenWiFi community consists of more than 300 participant companies all catering to the evolving needs of service providers.

The TIP OpenLAN Project Group has supported the stadium project, which has involved South African company PMD Group constructing the network and undertaking the design, installation and integration of equipment from Indian company IO by HFCL.

The network will be managed by Wavespot, a specialist in Wi-Fi network infrastructure and location-based services, using advanced analytics and engagement tools to drive additional revenue for the stadium.

“This advanced infrastructure not only enhances the spectator experience but also provides lucrative opportunities for businesses within the stadium premises,” said Samuel Prinsloo, financial manager at Supersport Park Cricket Stadium. PMD Group, marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to deliver the best sporting experience.”

Further comment

Khetan Gajjar, technical program manager, OpenLAN Project Group, said, “The OpenWiFi Project Group has delivered some exciting projects over the last year, and we’re thrilled to add the Supersport Stadium to that list,” while Wavespot CEO Siddharth Singh noted, “By supporting OpenWiFi, we’re providing users with the flexibility they need to build the wifi network infrastructure that best suits their needs.”

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