NFL Super Bowl Stadium NRG Didn't Have A Network Until Solution Provider 5 Bars Saved The Day


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NRG Stadium

NRG Stadium not only hosts the Houston Texans, but almost the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as well as college football and international soccer matches.

The network has been live for the whole Houston Texas season, she said. Although the stadium project is finished, work on NRG Stadium for 5 Bars has never really halted due to Super Bowl preparations.

"We have people on site right now all the way through the Super Bowl," said McGaffigan. "There's some fine tuning going on for the system, but it's ready for action."

During the Super Bowl on February 5, the solution provider will be collecting real-time analytics during the game inside the command center.

"We can see user count. We can see throughput. We can actually see the devices and what kinds of devices -- down to the manufacturer of the device. We can see all of it," said McGaffigan. "That's the beauty of Wi-Fi, different than cellular. When you go on Wi-Fi, it's all unlicensed spectrum, so we can really see all the traffic and what's happening. We're managing and monitoring all the analytics."

McGaffigan said when the game kicks-off between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots next Sunday, "that's when you just pray and you hope nobody unplugs anything."


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