- Created: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:27
- Written by Scott D. Thompson
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Stadiums, sports arenas, concert halls, auditoriums, forums, and other large public venues are launching WiFi services to provide audience members with internet access and applications specific to the entertainment. This can include real-time game statistics, video, interactive apps, and vendor order fulfillment information. Many service providers (SPs) are trying to offload mobile data traffic to WiFi networks to reduce the burden on their cellular networks in public venues. WiFi offers a lot more reusable bandwidth (especially in the 5 GHz band) than the SPs can offer through their cellular bands. In many cases, WiFi is the only reasonable solution for mobile data services in these venues due to the density and bandwidth requirements of the users. Design, integration and installation trade-offs in these larger facilities create a unique challenge due to the overall facility size, shape, and density of users.