The American Express Community Stadium, one of the most modern, multi-use venues in the United Kingdom is fully equipped with VIP suites, restaurants, offices and event spaces, but it was still missing something – a pervasive wireless infrastructure that could support tens of thousands of concurrent users.
In order to support the growing client demand for Wi-Fi at all times, they sought out expertise from BskyB, one of Europe’s biggest public Wi-Fi providers to assist them in their search for a company that could solve their problem.
With stringent design requirements to address usage, mobility, density and concurrent connectivity scenarios, BskyB knew it needed a provider that could design and implement an RF design flawlessly.
After performing intensive RF analysis and modeling of the venue BskyB deployed a mix of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products that were mounded on the scaffolding above the seating areas and angled away from the pitch, each AP delivers service to a limited bank of seats to limit the number of clients thereby increasing data rates for each user.
They have also deployed a number of Ruckus Indoor access points, and all are centrally managed by redundant ZoneDirector 5000 Controllers.