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Smart venues increase event revenue, security and visitor satisfaction

People expect good connectivity wherever they go, no matter the location. In mass events, data services are needed by many consumers in a confined space. The needs of the customer have been understood, services have been created to satisfy those demands and in doing so, new revenue streams have emerged.

Sports venues, stadiums and concert halls are designed to provide the best live experience for fans. Smart venues solutions are powerful and flexible not only in enhancing the fan experience, but also in providing many new services and helping to lower operational costs.

Building upon our industry-leading network knowhow, smart venue solutions will make stadiums more exciting and immersive for fans, and more profitable for the owners of the establishment, operators and their partners, for example sponsors.

Smart venue
Watch how visitors and event organizers both benefit from state-of-the-art venue and event technology

For visitors:

  • Fastest routes and traffic updates save your time and effort
  • Fast and secure mobile pre-payments to quickly get food, drinks and more
  • Non-stop high-speed connectivity lets you share experiences and venue highlights
  • Interactive streaming with ultra-low latency enhances your live experience

For event organizer and venue owners:

  • Efficient and secure payments serve more visitors in less time
  • Special offers keep visitors coming back for more
  • Personalized offers from event partners generate more revenue
  • Engaging with fans makes them more loyal to teams and sponsors
  • Your venue investments work harder when visitors get help to use resources more efficiently. Using location information, the visitors can be guided to concessions stands and services with the shortest waiting time.
  • Fewer surveillance personnel are needed when cameras and video analytics help in keeping crowds safe and moving freely
  • Great experience attracts new customers, sports fans and music lovers – versatile services for all events.

The Nokia portfolio contains all end-to-end enablers for an efficient, secure and wireless fixed network solution for any venue (such as stadium, arena, or special event facility).

Our solution, including Wi-Fi, small cells and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), creates efficient connectivity that enriches fan experience by enabling interaction with the team, sponsors and services, social networking and augmented reality. At the same time the technology help in optimizing venue operations and improves cost efficiency. The data can be kept local with MEC, improving security and decreasing the need for backhaul.


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Venues such as stadiums must digitalize and differentiate to improve the operational efficiency, security and fan experience. With the help of Nokia smart venue solutions the venue owners and event organizers can

  • attract demanding visitors with high performance connectivity and immersive applications
  • gain incremental stadium revenue from enhanced visitor experience and advertisers
  • enhance stadium safety and security with real time data and improved situational awareness