Smart City Answers the Demand for Next Generation Wi-Fi 6 at the Tampa Convention Center

Ahead of Super Bowl LV

(LAS VEGAS, NV. February 3rd, 2021) – Smart City Networks, the exclusive internet and telecommunications provider to more than 40 meeting and convention centers, is proud to announce the installation of Juniper and Mist infrastructure providing access to Wi-Fi 6 technology at the Tampa Convention Center for Super Bowl LV. The new infrastructure supports higher data rates, enhanced security features, and increased device connection capacity. The upgrade increases the value of the convention center’s networks by providing new features for IoT devices, personalized location services, wayfinding, and proximity notification.  The Mist solution also supports Bluetooth® LE, virtual beacons, and WPA3 wireless security, the next generation of Wi-Fi security.

“Our newly installed wired and wireless network infrastructure provides the latest in networking technologies, including a redundant 10Gig backbone, Wi-Fi 6, and high-density wireless capabilities,” said David Langford, Smart City Networks Vice President, Technology. “This creates the perfect solution for such an important event as the Super Bowl and for optimal customer experience at the conferences and trade shows returning to the Tampa Convention Center in 2021.”

The Juniper and Mist installation at the Tampa Convention Center is the first permanent implementation of the next-generation of Wi-Fi 6 technology at a convention center in the U.S.

The implementation of the WPA3 security standard results in a more secure public and private network for all events utilizing the Tampa Convention Center.

At Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Smart City will be providing internet services for the Media Center & Accreditation Headquarters from February 4th to February 8th. “This is the 11th Super Bowl that Smart City has provided technology services for. While the stadium won’t be at its maximum capacity for this year’s big game, Smart City’s network operations center and onsite staff will be operating 24/7.” said Tim Wortman, Smart City Networks Vice President of Operations, Central Region.

For more information, visit www.smartcitynetworks.com