Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
MCG to offer Australian first with 5G deployment at 2019 AFL Grand Final
Telecommunications companies Telstra and Ericsson have teamed up to deliver 5G coverage at the MCG in time for Saturday’s AFL Grand Final.
Having previously partnered with the Melbourne Cricket Club to deliver 3G and 4G services at the MCG, the two companies are now installing their latest technology at Australia’s largest venue.
On Saturday, fans of Richmond and Greater Western Sydney Giants with Telstra 5G handsets will benefit from the enhanced network experience, which will enable faster browsing and downloads enabled through greater capacity.
Following Saturday’s game, Telstra and Ericsson engineers will continue to test and refine the stadium’s 4G and 5G coverage for future deployment solutions at the ground.
Advising of the deployment, Nikos Katinakis, Telstra’s Group Executive of Networks and IT, stated “the speed and capacity of 5G is great on days like the AFL Grand Final.
“On match day last year, we saw a massive 3.8 terabytes of data sent over Telstra’s mobile network at the MCG - equivalent to 1,200 hours of HD video content. There are also benefits for customers using 4G, as the underlying network is also enhanced by the installation of the latest technologies.”
Melbourne Cricket Club Chief Executive Stuart Fox added “we are pleased to be the first stadium in Australia to provide patrons with access to the 5G network thanks to Telstra and Ericsson. Fans expect to step into greatness when visiting the ‘G and this is another way we are enhancing Grand Final Day experiences.
“Ahead of hosting matches and the Finals of the ICC T20 Women’s and Men’s World Cups next year, the 5G at the ‘G technology puts us into an elite category to cater to international broadcasters, media and fans.”
Telstra has been a partner of the MCC since 2015.
Image: The 2017 AFL Grand Final.
13th September 2019 - AFL finals tickets packages removed from sale amid scalping claims
11th September 2019 - MCG gains awards recognition for shortening fan wait times
8th September 2019 - Digital transformation sees the Melbourne Cricket Ground cut carbon emissions by 17%
24th February 2019 - Solar project to light the way in and around the MCG and Yarra Park
30th August 2018 - AFL to stagger Finals ticket sales after website crash
24th March 2016 - MCG offers world-class connectivity to AFL fans
13th October 2015 - Live Nation Australia and Telstra agree new strategic partnership
13th October 2014 - Telstra’s ‘Connected Lounge’ at ANZ Stadium lifts the bar for fan experience
17th September 2014 - Etihad Stadium and Telstra combine to deliver next generation fan experience
21st January 2014 - A whole new view: Telstra to launch AFL app for Google Glass
29th October 2013 - Telstra announces ANZ Stadium to become Wi-Fi connected
9th May 2013 - Wi-Fi Solution to meet the needs of sporting events
19th October 2012 - Ericsson launches stadium-optimised Wi-Fi solution
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…read more
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!