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NHL teams up with Extreme Networks for four years

The cloud-driven networking company will support the NHL IT crews with Wi-Fi network management to streamline digital operations.

The American ice-hockey association, National Hockey League (NHL) has partnered with the leading internet provider, Extreme Networks in a long-term collaboration. NHL has announced the cloud-driven networking unit as its official Wi-Fi partner and analytics provider till 2026.

Through this association, Extreme Networks will offer its network enhancing service, ExtremeAnalytics to selected NHL stadiums. This service would also deliver real-time business intelligence and insights on foot traffic flow, network security and software usage to the NHL while optimizing key venue operations. Both the signatories will work together to develop a customized, unique and sensational fan experience on gamedays with the assistance of Extreme’s Wi-Fi 6 access points that can provide world-class, highly fluid internet connectivity. This high-quality facility by the technology unit will also power the fan-associated activities of the NHL such as mobile ticketing, media streaming and cashless concessions.

In addition to this, the cloud-driven networking company will also support the NHL IT crews with Wi-Fi network management to streamline digital operations.

Chris Golier, the NHL Vice President of Business Development and Technology Partnerships commented on this huge partnership and said, “The NHL is excited to partner with Extreme and its best of breed analytics and networking solutions to uncover insights into Wi-Fi network performance in NHL arenas. The information they’re able to provide will allow us to gather a deeper understanding and insights in order to deliver a more personalized and engaging in-arena fan experience.”

Ed Meyercord, the President and CEO of Extreme Networks also put forth his views on the smart association and said, “Adding the NHL to Extreme’s roster of professional sports organizations demonstrates Extreme is the MVP in our category when it comes to delivering Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics solutions that drive significant impact. We’ll deliver the hat trick of insights as it pertains to fan preferences, venue operations and network efficiency – all of which will help the NHL advance their game off the ice.”

Extreme Networks has gradually crawled in the sports industry successfully with strong commercial partnerships. The firm has signed multi-year deals with some prominent sports entities such as Manchester UnitedMLBNFL and NASCAR.

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