AHL, ExteNet announce partnership
September 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league has partnered with ExteNet Systems, Inc., naming them the Official Arena Wireless Network Provider of the AHL.
ExteNet will work with AHL teams and venues to create opportunities to install and operate wireless networks in AHL arenas. ExteNet’s wireless solution for the AHL also includes a mobile application platform called Go Beyond Live, developed in conjunction with Wireless Fan Solution (WFN) specifically for sports and entertainment facilities and owners. Go Beyond Live enhances in-venue experience via a portfolio of value-added applications including mobile ordering, for arena concessionaries and merchandise and enhanced mobile video service delivery.
“ExteNet Systems has significantly enhanced the fan experience via their advanced wireless networks at many prominent facilities,” said Chris Nikolis, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business development for the American Hockey League. “This is a win-win for the AHL and our teams because connecting with our existing fans, attracting new fans and delivering the best in-arena experience are priorities for all 30 member clubs.”
“Our work with prestigious sports and entertainment venues like the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, home to the AHL’s Providence Bruins, and the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn are great examples of how enhanced mobile connectivity at venues can help drive fans to the venues, enable mobile applications, enhance the overall fan experience, and generate new revenue-generating opportunities,” said Jon Davis, Vice President of Business Development for ExteNet. “We, and WFN, are honored to be selected by the AHL to assist in this exciting opportunity to provide an enhanced wireless experience to all of the AHL teams and their patrons.”
About the American Hockey League
Founded in 1936 and now with franchises in 30 cities across North America, the American Hockey League serves as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 12th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2012-13.
Lisle, Ill.-based ExteNet Systems, Inc., designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks in key strategic markets for use by wireless carriers and venue owners. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cell and other technologies, ExteNet networks enhance coverage and capacity and enable superior wireless service in both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets addressed by ExteNet include outdoor distributed networks for use by wireless carriers, and a host of indoor verticals, including sports and entertainment venues, commercial real estate, healthcare, higher education, hospitality and government agencies. For more information, visit www.extenetsystems.com. “ExteNet” and iDuct are registered trademarks of ExteNet Systems, Inc.