Verizon has invested more than $80 million dollars to enhance its network to support the Super Bowl this year, all permanent network enhancements that will benefit Miami residents and visitors going forward, including the deployment of its 5G ultra-wideband network around airports, in parts of downtown, at Miami’s Bayfront Park, and Hard Rock Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LIV.
It marks the first time people will be able to access a commercial 5G ultra-wideband network with a commercially available 5G device inside a stadium during the Super Bowl.
Additionally, Verizon partnership with the NFL sees Yahoo Sports as the mobile home of the NFL, with the Super Bowl being available on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, with live streaming technology via the Verizon Media platform.
“Verizon’s video streaming platform and content delivery network are designed to help reduce latency and excessive buffering for viewers so that fans can catch the action,” the company said in a press release.
Verizon is also giving fans a chance to play 5G-powered games, created by the winners of the company’s 5G Mobile Gaming Challenge, part of a two-year innovation partnership designed to expand the NFL’s use of new technology. Verizon and the NFL are jointly developing new products and services that utilize 5G and other technologies to enhance games and fan experiences in the stadium and through media.