Optical Zonu a Major Player at the Super Bowl Experience


Cell phone service at the Super Bowl Experience is an important aspect for fans, players, and the media. With hundreds of thousands of people gathering at one location, the demand for cell phone service is high, and it can be a challenge for providers to meet this demand. For this upcoming event in Phoenix, a lot of preparation was done to ensure capacity and coverage goals could be met.

Several of Optical Zonu’s ZonuConnect systems (neutral host BTS to DAS transport) were upgraded to ensure top level visibility, and to leverage capacity transport over fiber optic cable.  There are several common problems for large venues such as the Phoenix Convention Center.

  1. Network congestion: One of the main issues with cell phone service at the Super Bowl is network congestion. With so many people trying to use their phones at the same time, the networks can become overwhelmed, leading to slow data speeds, dropped calls, and poor call quality.  ZonuConnect fiber transport systems can dynamically reroute capacity to avoid running out of capacity at any one location.
  2. Carrier preparation: To prepare for the Super Bowl, carriers often bring in additional cell towers and other infrastructure to boost network coverage and capacity. This can help to mitigate network congestion and ensure that fans and the media can stay connected throughout the game.  ZonuConnect allows leveraging of off-site base station capacity without the need for the large capital expenditure that new BTS systems would incur
  3. Importance of cell service: Cell phone service is essential for major venues, not just for fans, but for players and the media as well. It allows them to stay connected and share updates, photos, and videos.

In conclusion, cell phone service at the Super Bowl Experience can be a challenge, but with the right preparation and Optical Zonu’s equipment, fans, players, and the media can stay connected and enjoy the big day.  ZonuConnect is a cost-effective neutral host BTS to DAS transport for managing Base Station capacity and coverage over a large area, for temporary or permanent venues.