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Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks Select Extreme Networks and Verizon to Deliver Connectivity to One of the Loudest Stadiums in the NFL
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 02:04:21 PM

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CenturyLink Field Provides First-class Service That Puts the "Twelfth Man" First

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced a strategic relationship with the Seattle Seahawks and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) to deliver best-in-class Wi-Fi connectivity to all fans at CenturyLink Field. Extreme Networks was recently named the Official Wi-Fi Analytics Provider of the NFL and this announcement follows recent deployments of Extreme Networks' IdentiFi high density Wi-Fi at the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars stadiums.

The Seahawks are partnering with Extreme Networks to provide the company's 802.11ac outdoor IdentiFi Wi-Fi solutions to fans in stadium. Verizon is supporting in-stadium connectivity and providing additional bandwidth to Verizon users, ensuring service availability.

Key Facts

  • The Extreme Wi-Fi system is designed to support high density requirements, including high-speed connections for streaming content and uploading photos, support of social engagement, support of in-venue mobile application delivery for value added services and to promote efficient delivery of multicast video with unicast-like performance and reliability.
  • In addition to Wi-Fi technology, CenturyLink Field is improving the fan experience throughout the season with new app features, such as live video streaming, and its "Eye of the Hawk" live stadium feeds.
  • To better support bandwidth-heavy mobile applications, Verizon has installed a distributed antenna system (DAS) at CenturyLink Field to help improve coverage throughout the stadium.
  • Executive Perspectives

    Peter McLoughlin, President, Seattle Seahawks

    "The Seahawks are excited to work with Verizon and Extreme Networks to bring the best Wi-Fi solution to our fans at CenturyLink Field. By enhancing connectivity throughout the entire stadium, it allows us to offer new mobile app features such as live video streaming, and 'Eye of the Hawk'. This allows fans to select live feeds from around the stadium along with coverage of live on-the-field action from multiple camera angles, replays and game highlights."

    Bobby Morrison, President for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, Verizon Wireless

    "Seahawks fans deserve a championship-caliber wireless experience on game day, and now they have two Wi-Fi options, plus XLTE network enhancements in-stadium and in-the neighborhood for greater reliability."

    Michelle McKenna-Doyle, Senior Vice President and CIO, NFL

    "An immersive and connected fan experience at games continues to be a significant goal for the NFL. We are marching into the future of stadiums and technology and through Extreme Networks and Verizon, the Seahawks will be able to provide an engaging experience for their dedicated fans."

    Norman Rice, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Extreme Networks

    "At Extreme Networks, we strive to put fans first by providing unwavering wireless connectivity for the best game day experience possible. In today's multi-device environment, it is imperative that fans can access, view and download the content that matters most to them, from instant replays to scores around the League. Through our relationship with the Seattle Seahawks and Verizon, we are delivering pervasive connectivity for the ultimate experience."

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