American Hockey League Names ExteNet Systems Official Arena Wireless Network Provider

Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:00am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

American Hockey League Names ExteNet Systems Official Arena Wireless Network Provider

ExteNet to provide mConnectivity™ and enable Go Beyond Live™ for the AHL

ExteNet Systems, Inc., a leader in providing distributed networks for the wireless industry, today announced that it has been named the Official Arena Wireless Network Provider of the American Hockey League (AHL). This deal comes on the heels of a similar agreement ExteNet signed last week with AEG Worldwide facilities.

ExteNet will work with AHL teams and venues to create opportunities to design, build, own and operate distributed networks in AHL arenas to enable 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi based wireless services. ExteNet’s wireless solution for the AHL also includes a mobile application platform called “Go Beyond Live,” developed in conjunction with Wireless Fan Network (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 facilities 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 attract fans to those venues, enable mobile applications, enhance the overall fan experience, and facilitate 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 the AHL teams and their fans.”

About ExteNet Systems

Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks for use by wireless carriers and venue owners in key strategic markets. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and other technologies, ExteNet deploys networks to enhance coverage and capacity and enable superior wireless service in both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets addressed by ExteNet include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied or heavily traveled settings, and a host of indoor verticals, including sports and entertainment venues, commercial buildings, the hospitality industry, and healthcare facilities. For more information, visit www.extenetsystems.com.

“ExteNet®” is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.

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.

For ExteNet Systems
Cheryl Isen, +1 425-222-0779
cheryl@isenandcompany.com
or
American Hockey League
Jason Chaimovitch, 413-781-2030
Vice President of Communications

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.