MSE and Verizon to implement 5G network at Capital One Stadium

Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) has chosen Verizon as the conglomerate’s exclusive 5G partner.

The firm, which owns the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Washington Wizards and National Hockey League (NHL) franchise the Washington Capitals, will work with Verizon to integrate an ultra-fast 5G network at the Capital One Arena.

Furthermore, when sports fans are allowed to return to stadiums, Verizon and MSE will launch exclusive activations to Capitals and Wizards enthusiasts, along with chances to win tickets and behind-the-scenes experiences.

The telecommunications company is already the official 5G partner of NHL and has a similar partnership in place with NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers. Verizon collaborated with the 76ers on exclusive activations via the team’s mobile application.

Earlier this month, Verizon confirmed it would roll out its 5G cellular technology to 28 different National Football League (NFL) venues by the end of the year, expanding its sports roster.

Most recently, the Capitals launched a new ‘virtual gameday’ experience for supporters in their absence. The NHL franchise offered a second screen experience available for mobile and electronic devices, featuring pre-game player warm-ups, player introduction videos, starting lineups and live game stats.

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