ExteNet Systems Enables Advanced Wireless Connectivity at the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments
ExteNet operates distributed networks at three NCAA tournament venues including Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Webster Bank Arena
Chicago, March 20, 2017 –
ExteNet Systems, Inc., the leading independent provider of Distributed Network Systems (DNS) enabling advanced cellular and wireless connectivity, today announced
its role in enhancing the fan experience at the 2017 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments,
which began March 16 and ends April 3.
ExteNet’s multi-carrier distributed networks enable advanced wireless connectivity at three prominent venues hosting the 2017 NCAA tournament games, including Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and an iconic sports and entertainment venue in Manhattan, New York.
This enhanced indoor coverage is designed to be seamless for subscribers of the wireless carriers that have network agreements with ExteNet for these venues.
“Today, sharing moments in real-time on social media has become an integral part of the overall fan experience, especially during large sporting events like the NCAA tournament,” said Ross Manire, President and CEO of ExteNet Systems. “ExteNet remains committed to partnering with sports and entertainment venues and the leading national wireless carriers to meet the ever-changing mobile demands of fans. The rate of data consumption continues to grow, and we are focused on enabling seamless coverage and high-bandwidth capacity for the participating wireless carriers in each of the prominent venues where we manage and operate our distributed networks.”
"At Bankers Life Fieldhouse, we place tremendous emphasis on fan engagement," said Kevin Naylor, VP IT for Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "Our cellular network today supports the two largest wireless carriers, and we value our partnership with ExteNet Systems who, besides being responsible for the network, manage the relationships with the carriers on our behalf. Hosting mega events like the NCAA tournament requires the assurance of a highly reliable cellular network and we are looking forward to providing our NCAA fans a complete in-venue experience."
Bankers Life Fieldhouse hosted first- and second-round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament on March 17 and March 19, while the Manhattan venue will be the site of the men's East Regional on March 24 and March 26. Regional games for the NCAA women's basketball tournament will be held on March 25 and March 27 at Webster Bank Arena.
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks (DNS) for use by wireless carriers, property owners and communities in key markets. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, software-defined network (SDN) based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and other technologies, ExteNet deploys solutions to enhance wireless service and network performance across both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied urban, suburban and rural environments, and various indoor verticals, including sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, commercial office space, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit
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