Edge Computing is Enabling New Applications in Stadiums and Other Large Venues  

C. Drake

Summary Bullets:

• Edge computing is being deployed alongside 5G, WiFi 6, and other technologies to enable new applications in sports stadiums and other large event venues.

• Emerging applications and use cases are broad and include real-time data processing for crowd and stadium management, as well as the deployment of new ‘audience experience’ applications.

Sports stadiums, concert arenas, and other large event venues are poised to become important locations for the use of edge computing, a growing IT trend that involves the use of local, on-site data processing capabilities. The ability to process data locally at ‘the edge’ instead of sending it to a cloud data center for processing makes it possible to run new digital services and applications that require high levels of performance (e.g., high-definition [HD] streaming video) or real-time data processing (e.g., real-time data analytics related to a specific sports event).

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