Bell Centre, World's Third Largest Event Center, Scores Big with Fans

August 24, 2017

Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada supports the Montreal Canadians fans on gamedays and over 175 events a year. To support the 21,000 visitors they have at any event, Bell Centre evaluated network vendors and deployed an Extreme Networks' solution to provide reliable connectivity by upgrading the network and fortifying wireless capabilities. Extreme created a virtualized, flexible network to support the event center’s many goals, including high-capacity, better security for wireless access, fast Wi-Fi connection times and multicast support for IP video streams. 

With anywhere connectivity and limitless possibilities, Bell Centre’s network infrastructure results include: 

  • The stadium now supports online fan engagement, providing increased social media sharing and exposure for the hockey team, performers and the Bell Centre
  • One IT professional easily handles all network configurations
  • More capacity has increased digital advertising revenue opportunities

Technology Needs
  • Universal Wireless Capacity and Throughput To Support Fan Engagement
  • Accommodation for 175 Events Per Year
  • Lean Operations Model, for the Small Dedicated IT Team
  • Multicast Support for IP Video Streaming

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