AT&T will Serve as the Official Communications Provider for Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Atlanta Falcons announce AT&T as a Founding Partner and its Official Communications Provider. AT&T will help make Mercedes-Benz Stadium one of the most-connected venues in the nation and will give fans a permanent gathering place with The AT&T Perch above the west end zone.
AT&T will deliver two redundant 40GB (80GB total) internet connections, powering the 1,800 wireless access points throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This will create one of the fastest Wi-Fi experiences in any pro sports stadium. Additionally, AT&T will provide monitoring and maintenance for the stadium’s Wi-Fi systems. AT&T’s DIRECTV will connect to Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s IPTV system, delivering rich HD video content to more than 2,000 displays in the stadium.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have AT&T in Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” says Jared Miller, senior vice president, analytics and technology and chief digital officer, AMB Sports and Entertainment. “AT&T offers outstanding communications capabilities and is a natural fit for the progressive technology throughout the stadium.”
The AT&T Perch is a permanent interactive gathering spot located on the 200 concourse above the west end zone. The AT&T Perch will feature a digital media column with multiple screens where fans can come watch NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Redzone, AT&T delivered content and more.
“When fans head into the new stadium to cheer on their team, we want them to have a great time. To us, that means making sure they’re able to make a call, check email, share on social media or enjoy DIRECTV on their mobile devices and in The AT&T Perch,” said Mark Wright, VP Media Services and Sponsorships at AT&T. “We want to give fans a unique and unparalled gameday experience, and we feel The AT&T Perch will deliver just that.”