Infosys, Huawei develop software for Wi-Fi link in stadiums

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Indian IT major Infosys said it and Chinese telecom major Huawei jointly developed software for high-speed Wi-Fi access in stadiums.

“The software product integrates Huawei’s Agile network with our entertainment experience platform to offer high-speed Wi-Fi access and smart services for users in stadiums and exhibition centres,” Infosys said in a statement here.

With rising mobile consumption and advanced digital marketing standards, internet services will need end-to-end solutions, including wireless networks and innovative services, it said.

“Need for better connected stadiums made us offer wide local area network infrastructure for enhanced user experience, with multi-tenant, cloud-based platform with managed operations and services,” it said.

Logging on to the Wi-Fi network through a mobile app is the authentication for end users, enabling them to avail online services.

The app also offers services for in-stadium engagements like social media, campaigns, shopping and other services.

“Entertainment hubs offer an opportunity for traditional entities to transform with a digital layer. Potential to deliver value to attendees and entertainment centre owners increases owing to intersection of physical and digital,” said Infosys’ engineering services global head Sudip Singh.

Huawei has deployed Wi-Fi networks in 20 stadiums worldwide, including Borussia Dortmund in Germany, AFC Ajax in the Netherlands, St. Louis Rams of NFL in the US and Gold Coast Suns in Australia besides in China.

“The critical point of the smart solution is to link people, games, terminals and displays in a stadium through a wireless network. Operators and sponsors can achieve effective operations through the digital platform,” said Huawei’s Agile network general manager Ma Da.

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