AT&T, Aruba power Wi-Fi at American Airlines Center

AT&T in association with Aruba Networks supplied more than 315 new AT&T Wi-Fi access points to American Airlines Center.

The 21,000-plus seat facility will facility from AT&T Wi-Fi network which is broadcast using Aruba equipment and facilitated by Aruba Mobility Controllers.

Fans at American Airlines Center can 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 connect to the AT&T network through a simple log-in.

Aaron Coleman, AVP, AT&T Wi-Fi Solutions, said: “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.

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