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Super Bowl LVI is the First 5G Super Bowl

February 1, 2022

DAS/Indoor Wireless

Football’s biggest event is just days away, and this year’s match-up is sure to deliver plenty of highlights for the roughly 100,000 fans and media who are descending on So-Fi Stadium in Los Angeles. But action on the gridiron itself is not the only reason fans planning to attend are in for a treat.

Another reason: It’s going to be a 5G extravaganza. That’s because So-Fi Stadium is the most technologically connected venue in the world.

More than four years ago, our JMA Wireless team joined leaders at So-Fi to define our goals for this very weekend. To deliver the world’s most connected venue by making it capable of adopting the newest spectrum, So-Fi needed to have the vision and forward-leaning technologies that JMA brought to the table.

I first met Skarphedinn Hedinsson (Skarpi), Chief Technology Officer at So-Fi, for breakfast with my colleague Dan Cassinelli. Soon after, we found ourselves in the middle of the So-Fi construction site’s early days. I was joined by JMA RF and DAS expert Ihab Labib as we began work with Skarpi’s team and a shared vision of what was possible.


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