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“The experience of our visitors is very important to us,” said Karim Benslimane, IT research & development manager, Stade de France. “We want to provide the best atmosphere for the two million visitors that we welcome each year. After much research and visiting other venues, we were very impressed with the capabilities and experience of CommScope in working with large stadiums like ours.”

To provide the highest quality experience for stadium visitors and staff, the Stade de France is making significant upgrades to its communications network infrastructure and signed CommScope as the official supplier for its telecommunications and IT networks.

The deal with CommScope will ensure that the legendary stadium has the necessary flexibility and bandwidth to meet fan expectations and support stadium operations. Fans and staff will enjoy high connectivity speeds and interactive services on the stadiums’ Wi-Fi and IPTV networks. The new network infrastructure will provide future-proof capability, enabling Stade de France to offer future services throughout the property without requiring costly upgrades.

“The experience of our visitors is very important to us,” said Karim Benslimane, IT research & development manager, Stade de France. “We want to provide the best atmosphere for the two million visitors that we welcome each year. After much research and visiting other venues, we were very impressed with the capabilities and experience of CommScope in working with large stadiums like ours.”

As part of the deal, CommScope will provide approximately 70 kilometers of SYSTIMAX® LazrSPEED® multimode fiber cabling to connect almost 1,000 high-bandwidth Wi-Fi access points and 400 IP televisions all across the stadium. CommScope will supply about 44 kilometers of GigaSPEED X10D® Category 6A cabling and its imVision® intelligent infrastructure solution for advanced infrastructure management in the stadium’s data center. 

“As a European football fan, Stade de France is one of the most impressive places to watch a match, and I am thrilled to be working with them,” said Koen ter Linde, vice president, Enterprise Sales, CommScope. “It has a reputation for hosting some of the world’s top sporting events and concerts. We trust that reputation soon will include having a world-class wireless and wired network.”

CommScope has deployed advanced connectivity solutions for large sports and entertainment venues around the world. Some of the venues include AT&T Stadium, Daytona Speedway and nine stadiums used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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About Stade de France 
Built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Stade de France is the biggest modular stadium in France with a capacity over 80,000. Stade de France was inaugurated on January 28th, 1998 on the occasion of a friendly football game between France and Spain with one kick to goal from Zinedine Zidane.   

Since, it hosted :
- the most prestigious sportive events: 2003 World Championships in Athletics, the 2007 Rugby World Cup, two UEFA Champions League Finals in 2000 and 2006 and will host some matches at the 2016 European Championship.
- the major acts : Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Muse, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, U2,...
- the most impressive shows : Carmen, Turandot, Ben Hur, Excalibur.
 To date, Stade de France hosted more than 370 exceptional events and 26 million spectators. 

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.   

Source: CommScope

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