Ericsson readies Wi-Fi system optimized for sports stadiums | ITworld

Ericsson readies Wi-Fi system optimized for sports stadiums | ITworld

October 16, 2012, 11:02 AM — Ericsson has unveiled a Wi-Fi access point and controller for offloading cellular traffic in densely populated areas such as stadiums. Its goal is to allow users to switch seamlessly from the cellular network to a local Wi-Fi network to solve network congestion problems.

The company sees it as a way to give thousands of spectators the bandwidth needed to update their Twitter and Facebook statuses on their phones while they all watch the same game or concert. It could also allow sports fans to see instant action replays on their phones from their stadium seats, or for music fans to upload photos and videos of a concert as it happens.

via Ericsson readies Wi-Fi system optimized for sports stadiums | ITworld.

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