Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is Ireland’s first 5G connected sporting venue

5G is now live at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, after the venue partnered with Shared Access and Vodafone Ireland.

5G has the potential to transform the fan experience through enhanced live streaming and opportunities to incorporate virtual and augmented reality. This 5G switch-on for Vodafone customers follows Shared Access installing a distributed antenna system (DAS) to provide 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity for all mobile network operators at the stadium. Other operators are expected to offer 5G connectivity through this shared infrastructure in the future.

Chris Jackman, CEO of Shared Access, said, “This 5G announcement means The Aviva Stadium will deliver best-in-class sporting action on and off the pitch. Our expertise in the installation of telecoms infrastructure in major venues is well established and this is another proud moment for Shared Access, partnering with Vodafone Ireland and The Aviva Stadium to bring sports fans the future.”

Martin Murphy, CEO of Aviva Stadium, added, “Working closely with Shared Access as our telecommunication infrastructure partner, and Vodafone, we have been able to ensure 5G connectivity is live at the stadium. The Aviva represents both national and international football and rugby and our goal as always is to ensure we have a strong technical and financial solution for connectivity, both now and into the future.”

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