by TIP News

Supersport Park Cricket Stadium in South Africa has implemented a cutting-edge open WiFi network infrastructure from the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP’s) OpenLAN Project Group, to significantly enhance the spectator experience and increase commercial opportunities. The 22,000-capacity venue, otherwise known as Centurion Park, is home to the Multiply Titans and regularly hosts international matches across formats for the South African national teams. It will play host to the 4th ODI between South Africa and Australia in September.

TIP’s OpenWiFi community consists of more than 300 participant companies all catering to the evolving needs of service providers. The TIP OpenLAN Project Group has supported the stadium project, which has involved South African company PMD Group constructing the network and undertaking the design, installation and integration of equipment from Indian company IO by HFCL. The network will be managed by Wavespot, an industry leader in Wi-Fi network infrastructure and location-based services, using advanced analytics and engagement tools to drive additional revenue for the stadium.

Samuel Prinsloo, Financial Manager at Supersport Park Cricket Stadium said, “This advanced infrastructure not only enhances the spectator experience but also provides lucrative opportunities for businesses within the stadium premises. With our OpenWiFi network, commercial ventures can leverage customer data to deliver targeted marketing, engage with patrons in real-time, and foster lasting connections with their clientele. Supersport Park Cricket Stadium is committed to providing an unparalleled connectivity experience to our valued spectators. The introduction of OpenWiFi, made possible by the Telecom Infra Project’s OpenWIFI initiative, the sponsorship of IO by HFCL Limited, the expertise of Wavespot, and the dedicated efforts of PMD Group, marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to deliver the best sporting experience.”

Khetan Gajjar, Technical Program Manager, OpenLAN Project Group, said “The OpenWiFi Project Group has delivered some exciting projects over the last year, and we’re thrilled to add the Supersport Stadium to that list. It is incredibly satisfying to know that thanks to the progress made by our community in developing open and disaggregated solutions for the market, spectators can now enjoy top-class connectivity alongside top-class cricket each time the venue hosts a game.”

“We’re excited to partner with Supersport to bring our multi-vendor cloud controller and Analytics to a flagship stadium in South Africa,” added Siddharth Singh, CEO of Wavespot. “By supporting OpenWiFi, we’re providing users with the flexibility they need to build the wifi network infrastructure that best suits their needs. And by combining network management with Wavespot’s location-based services, Supersport can aim to strengthen relationships with spectators, offer personalized marketing and provide valuable insights that improve their operations and customer experience.”