Fans will soon be able to access new, official applications for their favourite teams, providing real-time content on the club, including news, live social media, and links to betting, highlights, commentary and results.
The apps will constantly accessible, even within the stadium of their clubs during a busy match-day, thanks to the high-capacity stadium WiFi network provided by intechnology WiFi, equipped for the significant burden of thousands of users at the same time.
The company will also put to use their in-house expertise to ensure the WiFi achieves optimum coverage and capacity.
The stadium WiFi networks will power the mobile application within the stadiums on match-days, and rather than facilitating open access to the internet, the mobile applications will deliver the complete digital match-day experience – from in-play betting links, to a social media stream and the capability to share to outside networks, live scoring and statistics.
Peter Wilkinson, CEO, Intechnology plc said: “Anyone who has tried to log-on in a stadium during a busy football match will know the sheer frustration of poor connectivity caused by bad WiFi or overburdened cellular networks (i.e. 3G or 4G), which can also be hugely expensive (in terms of data) for users.
“Our solution will revolutionise the digital match-day experience for fans, harnessing the power of great WiFi connectivity and the smartphone in the palm of their hand to deliver a market-defining digital content offering.”
Chief Executive of The Football League, Shaun Harvey, added: “‘Once again, The Football League is leading the way with regard to delivering digital solutions to its member clubs, so that they can enhance the supporter experience at their matches.
“The fact that intechnologyWiFi is able to deliver this solution at no cost, while also facilitating new revenue streams for our clubs, made this a compelling proposition."