The fan experience at the 2017 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, also known as March Madness, is being enhanced by distributed network systems suppliedby ExteNet Systems.
ExteNet’s multi-carrier distributed networks enable advanced wireless connectivity at three venues hosting the 2017 NCAA tournament games, including Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and an iconic sports and entertainment venue in Manhattan, New York.
This enhanced indoor coverage is designed to be seamless for subscribers of the wireless carriers that have network agreements with ExteNet for these venues.
Ross Manire, president and CEO of ExteNet Systems, said “ExteNet remains committed to partnering with sports and entertainment venues and the leading national wireless carriers to meet the ever-changing mobile demands of fans. The rate of data consumption continues to grow, and we are focused on enabling seamless coverage and high-bandwidth capacity for the participating wireless carriers in each of the prominent venues where we manage and operate our distributed networks.”
Bankers Life Fieldhouse hosted first- and second-round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on March 17 and March 19, while the Manhattan venue will be the site of the men’s East Regional on March 24 and March 26. Regional games for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament will be held on March 25 and March 27 at Webster Bank Arena.