Trends Report

Networking Technologies Immerse Fans In NFL Games And The Tour De France

RFID, Wi-Fi, Cell, And Other Wireless Technologies Create New Emotional Experiences And Connections

February 24th, 2017
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Clare Garberg , Diane Lynch


The National Football League (NFL) and the Tour de France use networking technologies to change the way fans engage with two popular sports in Europe and North America. Dimension Data, Extreme Networks, and Zebra Technologies partnered with the Tour de France, stadium owners, and the NFL to leverage wireless technologies to win, serve, and retain their fans in new and engaging ways. This report highlights best practices that infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals at these companies use to design, deploy, and manage customer engagement networks (CENs) in the sporting entertainment industry.

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