TE Connectivity's DAS deployed to Champions Cup soccer stadiums

The International Champions Cup brings eight top international soccer clubs into competition in U.S. stadiums from July 24 through August 4.

Jul 22nd, 2014

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) announced that its FlexWave Prism and InterReach Spectrum distributed antenna systems (DAS) have been deployed to bring high-quality mobile services to a number of major sports stadiums in the U.S. that will play host to the International Champions Cup soccer tournament, and are also home to professional and major college sports teams.

The International Champions Cup brings eight top international soccer clubs into competition in U.S. stadiums from July 24 through August 4. The teams will play three games each in a round-robin format, with the two top teams facing off on August 4 in Miami. Matches will be held at several stadiums equipped with TE DAS, including:

-- CitiField in Flushing, N.Y.
-- FedEx Field in Hyattsville, Md.
-- Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas
-- Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y.
-- Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
-- Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
-- Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

According to a tier-one service provider, major U.S. sporting events have driven as much as 1.9 terabytes of data usage by spectators, representing a year-over-year increase in wireless traffic of 800 percent. TE says its DAS products are a prime choice for major sports stadiums and arenas because they are easy to deploy and upgrade, and deliver the highest possible performance.

“Mobile devices are an integral part of sporting and entertainment events and fans expect access to all of their services from their seats,” comments Peter Wraight, president of TE Wireless. "Stadium owners and mobile operators choose our DAS solutions because they deliver the best possible user experience.”

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