Qualcomm To Provide More Connectivity In MLB Ballparks
As part of the agreement, an engineering team will provide in-ballpark assessment and planning for wireless access including Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. Select ballpark reviews are underway and will continue over the next two years. QTI engineers were selected for having the technical and connectivity expertise to assess and recommend solutions. "Mobile data traffic is exploding, particularly in high-traffic areas such as Major League Baseball ballparks," said Anand Chandrasekher , senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Qualcomm. "Qualcomm has been preparing for an astounding 1000x increase in data demand, and we are leading the charge with MLBAM to provide passionate baseball fans with access to digital content, resulting in unparalleled in-ballpark experiences."
We're guessing that this is just the start of a roll-out that'll eventually touch nearly ever facet of professional sports. And because watching the game just isn't the same as being at the game with a screen in your hands, we're happy to hear it.