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Published:  Oct 10, 2013
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How Georgia Dome's Stadium-Grade Wi-Fi Supports the Ultimate BYOD Project

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When designing wireless networks for stadiums, there are many unique considerations. CDW•G’s Mike Krummrey offers five best practices based on his experience deploying Wi-Fi at the Georgia Dome. First, start with capacity. Review the organization’s goals for Wi-Fi access and understand the demographics of the users to settle on an expected take rate today and into the future. Then focus on coverage. With hundreds of APs often needed to satisfy capacity for a stadium venue, coverage is the major challenge. After, be judicious about placement. Discovering acceptable mounting locations can be challenging, but Wi-Fi designers should keep the distance between the user and the antennas at a minimum. And lastly, build a follow-up into the plans. Plan on continued support to ensure seamless performance as the RF characteristics of the stadium change.



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