In sports, there’s a popular saying: you’re only as good as your last game. And we don’t mind that because Extreme Networks has recently been named a “Game Changer” in Sports Innovation Lab Power Play Index!
The research identifies technology companies that are best positioned to deliver connectivity for fans and network solutions for stadiums and entertainment venues. Extreme is ranked as the only Game Changer in the index, which charts the top 10 technology providers that offer network connectivity solutions. The new market assessment is built from evaluating market data from January 2019 to Dec. 2019.
The Power Play Index ranks companies in two categories: technology alignment and market validation. Technology alignment measures the “breadth and depth” of each company’s solutions related to network technologies including 5G, DAS systems, Wi-Fi networks, and cellular networks. Market validation is determined by what leagues, venues, people, and partners each company is working with to deploy their technology.
Extreme was identified as the highest-ranking company for each measure.
Sports Innovation Lab focused specifically on the fan behavior “Connect” for this Power Play Index. Connective technology is required to ensure fans safely experience live sporting events in stadiums and venues. Cashless payments, touchless security and entry, digital signage, remote concession orders, and other features that will allow fans to feel safe returning to stadiums all require strong, stable networks to function.
Extreme is the clear leader in providing connected solutions to enhance the digital fan experience, as it is the first to deliver Wi-Fi 6 solutions across the NFL, MLS, and University Stadiums. Read more about how we are changing the game.
What can we say? After being named a Leader in 2019 Garner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure… another one’s in the basket!