ATLANTA, GA– June 28, 2017– Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Atlanta Falcons announce AT&T* as a Founding Partner and its Official Communications Provider. AT&T will help make Mercedes-Benz Stadium one of the most-connected venues in the nation and will give fans a permanent gathering place with The AT&T Perch above the west end zone.
AT&T will deliver two redundant 40GB (80GB total) internet connections, powering the 1,800 wireless access points throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This will create one of the fastest Wi-Fi experiences in any pro sports stadium. Additionally, AT&T will provide monitoring and maintenance for the stadium’s Wi-Fi systems. AT&T’s DIRECTV will connect to Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s IPTV system, delivering rich HD video content to more than 2,000 displays in the stadium.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have AT&T in Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” says Jared Miller, senior vice president, analytics and technology and chief digital officer, AMB Sports and Entertainment. “AT&T offers outstanding communications capabilities and is a natural fit for the progressive technology throughout the stadium.”
The AT&T Perch is a permanent interactive gathering spot located on the 200 concourse above the west end zone. The AT&T Perch will feature a digital media column with multiple screens where fans can come watch NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Redzone, AT&T delivered content and more.
“When fans head into the new stadium to cheer on their team, we want them to have a great time. To us, that means making sure they’re able to make a call, check email, share on social media or enjoy DIRECTV on their mobile devices and in The AT&T Perch,” said Mark Wright, VP Media Services and Sponsorships at AT&T. “We want to give fans a unique and unparalled gameday experience, and we feel The AT&T Perch will deliver just that.”
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation’s best data network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.
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**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q4 2016 + Q1 2017 across 121 markets.
About Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Upon its completion in 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be a world-class sports and entertainment facility in downtown Atlanta and home to the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium will host major sports and entertainment events, including the Super Bowl in 2019, the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2020 and the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship game. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is proud to be collaborating with ten founding partners, which include AT&T, Coca-Cola, Equifax, The Home Depot, NCR, Novelis, SCANA Energy, SunTrust, IBM, Georgia Power and American Family Insurance.