Amalie Arena wireless connectivity will be upgraded, as the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) partner with international RF lens manufacturer MatSing on a new-equipment installation.
The upgrades aren’t on the WiFi side, but rather on a boost for cellular users within the arena. The new wireless connectivity technology from MatSing is designed to provide better radio frequency signal control in the industry and provide enhanced cell coverage throughout the arena. It’s also designed to work with new 5G technology while reducing interference and providing faster outputs, all while utilizing fewer antennas. Amalie Arena is the first building of its kind to install this new wireless connectivity solution.
“Providing robust wireless connectivity at AMALIE Arena is critical for delivering a World Class-Plus experience for our guests,” Lightning senior vice president of technology and innovation Andrew McIntyre said via press release. “We could not be happier with the decision to deploy the MatSing RF Lens antennas. The performance we have experienced from the carriers leveraging the antennas has been outstanding.”
“We are very excited to have partnered with Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment. Amalie Arena is now the world’s first full RF lens antenna venue, utilizing the newest telecommunications equipment,” said Michael Matytsine, Executive Vice President at MatSing. “Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment has always been focused on having the most innovative technology available in its venues.”