Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport and one of the most popular and prestigious racing series in the world. It features a unique blend of elite athleticism, high-speed competition and cutting-edge technology.
In Formula 1 racing, drivers and teams compete in custom-built, open wheel racing cars on a global circuit of renowned tracks. The sport is known for its speed, precision and constant pursuit of technological and mechanical innovation, making it a thrilling competition for fans and a showcase of engineering excellence.
It only makes sense that racing venues where fans flock to get a front row seat to the action would want the same speed, innovation and cutting-edge technology for their fan experiences, including on mobile devices.
Upgrading a single venue’s connectivity is one thing, but upgrading 1,500 acres before a busy race weekend to service hundreds of thousands of fans is a monumental job. In Fall 2023, Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and Extenet pulled off this tremendous feat, and CBS Austin (KEYE-TV) was there to showcase the result.
COTA upgrades F1 fan experience with new 5G network at track
In addition to Formula 1, the renowned COTA racetrack hosts some of the most exhilarating motorsport events in the world including MotoGP, NASCAR and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). And thanks to the recent network upgrades by Extenet, COTA is set to offer an unparalleled racing and fan experience. Extenet’s partnership with COTA promises to transform the way fans engage with the racing action as well as their favorite drivers and teams, enhancing their overall experience and turning COTA into a tech-savvy hub for motorsport enthusiasts.
With enhanced 5G connectivity, fans at COTA can now enjoy instant access to live race updates and replays, video streaming, mobile point of sale (POS) transactions and sharing the excitement on social platforms—all from the palm of their hands. By ensuring fans have strong, reliable 5G connectivity, COTA is paving the way for a more interactive and engaging racing experience—redefining how we enjoy motorsport events.
Extenet’s Formula 1 contributions don’t stop there. Extenet is also leveraging its expansive fiber network in Las Vegas to support content and service providers for the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. We’re revved up to ensure seamless connectivity for global media coverage of this highly anticipated event in the entertainment capital of the world.
Stay tuned for more updates about Extenet’s winning streak of delivering advanced communications networks for premier sports and entertainment venues.