DALLAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Center has worked with AT&T* to upgrade the fan experience and bring spectators closer to the action than ever before, launching a new Wi-Fi network at the 21,000-plus seat facility with more than 315 new AT&T Wi-Fi access points. The AT&T Wi-Fi network is broadcast using Aruba equipment and facilitated by Aruba Mobility Controllers.
- American Airlines Center is now equipped with more than 315 AT&T Wi-Fi access points – allowing fans to connect, share on social networks and engage with teams throughout the facility including the seat, concourse and concession stand areas.
- The Wi-Fi service is complimentary. Wi-Fi data usage does not count toward AT&T users' monthly data plans.
- AT&T customers with a Wi-Fi enabled AT&T smartphone or tablet can connect through an auto-authentication process to the Wi-Fi network - no setup or log-in required.
- Fans with a compatible Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet can easily connect to the AT&T network through a simple log-in.
"We strive to provide everyone who walks through the doors of American Airlines Center with a once in a lifetime experience," said Lori Glasser-Seinera, Vice President, Corporate Sponsorship at American Airlines Center. "AT&T Wi-Fi enables our customers to share those memories on their social networks seamlessly."
"Providing Wi-Fi at premier venues like American Airlines Center is part of our strategy to mobilize everything for our customers," said Aaron Coleman, AVP, AT&T Wi-Fi Solutions. "By working with stadium venues to strategically design and deploy an in-stadium network we can satisfy the connectivity demands of the business and enhance the way teams and venues engage with their fans."
AT&T will manage the Wi-Fi network inside the American Airlines Center and provide customer support around the clock to help ensure continuous high quality of service. The Wi-Fi network also compliments an existing 4G LTE-capable DAS network at the venue installed in December 2012.
"AT&T brought us a customized solution that is easy to manage and enables our fans to have seamless data connectivity inside American Airlines Center," said Joe Heinlein, IT Director at American Airlines Center.
About AT&T Wi-Fi
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 529,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
About American Airlines Center Consistently ranked among the top ten arenas in the world for ticket sales by industry publications, American Airlines Center is home to the Dallas Mavericks, and the Dallas Stars. Since opening in 2001, American Airlines Center hosts 200 events annually. Events proudly hosted at American Airlines Center include: NBA All-Star, NHL All-Star, NBA Finals, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, U2, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, UFC 103, Winstar Casino's BigDNYE, Disney on Ice, Micheal Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque du Soliel, and many more.
About Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company's Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.
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