The Aviva Stadium in Dublin, and Shared Access, an independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, have partnered to improve the experience for fans on all mobile networks inside The Aviva Stadium. All three mobile network operators will be live for the 2020 Sporting Calendar including the Six Nations rugby tournament, which kicks off on 1 February.
The partnership will see significant investment in The Aviva Stadium over the next 25 years as Shared Access ensures that all mobile network operators are live inside the stadium with 4G coverage. The next step is to upgrade to 5G coverage. This investment builds upon Shared Access’ track record of investing in major venues, one of the most recent being Tottenham Hotspur’ state-of-the-art new stadium.
“Having the right telecommunication infrastructure partner who can ensure the best in class connectivity is key for any stadium” said Martin Murphy, CEO of The Aviva Stadium. “The Aviva represents both national and international football and rugby and our goal is to ensure we have a strong technical and financial solution for connectivity both now and into the future.”
“Shared Access CEO Chris Jackman added: “Bringing the best connectivity with an upgrade path ready for 5G to Ireland is critical in propelling the city forward to ensure future investment and to enable visitors to enjoy major events at The Aviva Stadium.”