Podcast: Empty arenas, Wi-Fi 6 and big tech upgrades 758284

Paul Kapustka from Mobile Sports Report joins the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 effect on public venues and arena networks, the reliability of 4G DAS and why Wi-Fi 6 is the future of stadium connectivity.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2020

Podcast: Empty arenas, Wi-Fi 6 and big tech upgrades

Sports stadiums and arenas around the country may be empty, but behind the scenes networking providers are making repairs, bringing in fiber and getting ready for life after COVID-19.

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On the Light Reading podcast, Paul Kapustka, the editor of the Mobile Sports Report, talks with me about the effect of COVID-19 on the companies that build the stadium and public venue networks. We talk about why places like Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, have become fiber-filled case studies for future stadium construction and why Wi-Fi 6 is the future of in-building connectivity.

Listen to the podcast below, or subscribe and download it from Google Play, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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