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American Airlines Center Upgrades Digital Fan Experience with Free AT&T Wi-Fi

Fans Can Connect to Mobile Internet, Social Networks and Apps via more than 315 AT&T Wi-Fi Access Points

Dallas, Texas, March 04, 2014

American Airlines Center has worked with AT&T* to upgrade the fan experience and bring spectators closer to the action than ever before, launching a new Wi-Fi network at the 21,000-plus seat facility with more than 315 new AT&T Wi-Fi access points.  The AT&T Wi-Fi network is broadcast using Aruba equipment and facilitated by Aruba Mobility Controllers.

Key Facts

  • American Airlines Center is now equipped with more than 315 AT&T Wi-Fi access points – allowing fans to connect, share on social networks and engage with teams throughout the facility including the seat, concourse and concession stand areas.
  • The Wi-Fi service is complimentary. Wi-Fi data usage does not count toward AT&T users’ monthly data plans.
  • AT&T customers with a Wi-Fi enabled AT&T smartphone or tablet can connect through an auto-authentication process to the Wi-Fi network - no setup or log-in required.
  • Fans with a compatible Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet can easily connect to the AT&T network through a simple log-in.

“We strive to provide everyone who walks through the doors of American Airlines Center with a once in a lifetime experience,” said Lori Glasser-Seinera, Vice President, Corporate Sponsorship at American Airlines Center. “AT&T Wi-Fi enables our customers to share those memories on their social networks seamlessly.”

“Providing Wi-Fi at premier venues like American Airlines Center is part of our strategy to mobilize everything for our customers,” said Aaron Coleman, AVP, AT&T Wi-Fi Solutions. “By working with stadium venues to strategically design and deploy an in-stadium network we can satisfy the connectivity demands of the business and enhance the way teams and venues engage with their fans.”

AT&T will manage the Wi-Fi network inside the American Airlines Center and provide customer support around the clock to help ensure continuous high quality of service. The Wi-Fi network also compliments an existing 4G LTE-capable DAS network at the venue installed in December 2012.

“AT&T brought us a customized solution that is easy to manage and enables our fans to have seamless data connectivity inside American Airlines Center,” said Joe Heinlein, IT Director at American Airlines Center.

About AT&T Wi-Fi

AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 529,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.