Enterasys scores Philadelphia Eagles stadium Wi-Fi deal

Fans of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles will be able to access free Wi-Fi via a network deployed by Enterasys at Lincoln Financial Field.

Enterasys, the team's official Wi-Fi partner, supplied its IdentiFi technology and OneFabric Control Center management for the deployment at Lincoln Financial Field, whose sold-out seating capacity exceeds 69,000. Wi-Fi is available across the entire Lincoln Financial Field complex, including the seating areas, club level, suites, press box, locker rooms and concourse.  

Enterasys worked with services partner PCM on the stadium deployment. PCM is providing consulting and project management for the overall cabling, networking deployment and optimization with the Eagles.

Other recent Enterasys Wi-Fi deployments at sports arenas include the New England Patriots' Gillette Center and the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore Center.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Wi-Fi deployment is a positive development for the NFL, which said in July 2012 that it wanted to install Wi-Fi in all 31 of its football stadiums. However, fewer than half of the league's stadiums have so far installed stadium-wide Wi-Fi service.

For more:
- see this Enterasys release

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