Phased roll-out to begin next month and will be one of the first stadium-wide deployments of Wi-Fi
Huawei has signed a seven-figure deal with Glasgow Rangers Football Club to provide its Ibrox stadium with a Wi-Fi network.
Beginning next month on a stand-by-stand basis, the network will give the 50,000+ fans, as well as those in the approaches, concourse, restaurants and corporate areas, full access to content rich media as well as access to club competitions, merchandising, team talk discussions and forthcoming events.
The technology vendor said stadium Wi-Fi has been under discussion at the Scottish club for a number of years, with fans frustrated by 3G mobile network download speeds.
Huawei UK CEO Victor Zhang said: “Huawei is at the forefront of innovation in communications technology and we are very proud to have been chosen to deliver a new channel of communication between Rangers and its supporters. The high data capacity that WiFi delivers will allow Rangers fans to use social networks to share their experiences, as well as allowing the club to enhance its ‘digital dialogue’ with its supporters.”
Rangers chief executive Craig Mather added: “Huawei has shown an enormous appetite for, and commitment to, providing an absolutely best in class service. More and more people are using smart devices as a primary means of communication and we look forward to revolutionising the way in which Rangers fans can engage with the club before, during and after the match.”