LOS ANGELES & SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that the company has been selected as exclusive neutral host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell provider for EnergySolutions Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz basketball team and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year.
Per the multi-year agreement with Miller Sports Properties, Boingo will upgrade and manage a multi-carrier, neutral host DAS system at the arena, which seats nearly 20,000 fans. Boingo’s approach to neutral host DAS maximizes carrier participation, and provides robust coverage and capacity to support fans’ connected game day and event experiences. The enhanced neutral host DAS network is slated to launch before the next Utah Jazz basketball season, in fall 2014.
“At Miller Sports Properties, we pride ourselves on providing the best experiences for fans, and we’ve made significant investments in digital services in 2014,” said Jamie Galileo, vice president of facilities services at EnergySolutions Arena. “We know our guests want to stay connected, and the launch of the enhanced DAS network will provide even faster service throughout the arena. With their extensive experience in deploying and managing cellular networks at major league and collegiate sports venues, we know Boingo will deliver the world-class connectivity our fans deserve.”
“Our agreement for EnergySolutions Arena services marks new milestones for Boingo: a neutral host DAS agreement for one of the NBA’s largest arenas, and the start of a long-term partnership with Miller Sports Properties, a venue management leader,” said Doug Lodder, Boingo Wireless vice president of business development. “We look forward to deploying a network for EnergySolutions Arena and our carrier partners that not only meets today’s connectivity needs, but provides added capacity for projected data usage increases in the years to come.”
The cellular agreement also gives Boingo exclusive management rights for future capacity-enhancing small cell technology deployments.
Boingo is a leading provider of small cell networks at large universities, major league stadiums and airports, including Chicago’s Soldier Field, University of Arizona’s Arizona Stadium, the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium, Pinnacle Bank Arena, home of the University of Nebraska’s Huskers basketball team, and more than 75 airports across the globe.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks cover more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
About EnergySolutions Arena
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, EnergySolutions Arena opened in 1991 as the homecourt of the NBA Utah Jazz and is well known for being one of the hardest places to play for visiting teams. With seating capacity of about 20,000, the facility is the largest, most high-tech arena within a five-state radius and was built faster than any other arena at the time of its construction in 15 months and 24 days. The basketball court is named in honor of Larry H. Miller. EnergySolutions Arena is the site of a variety of sports and entertainment, including ice shows, dirt shows and concerts. The facility hosted the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating and short track speed skating competitions, and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. For more information, www.energysolutionsarena.com.
EnergySolutions Arena is part of Miller Sports Properties, which includes the NBA Utah Jazz; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; Miller Performance, consisting of Miller Motorsports Park, the Ford Racing School and Oneiro; KJZZ 14 Television; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM, 960 AM); Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah men’s professional cycling race; and All-Star Catering.
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