Madrid was one of three cities selected to host the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2021. The event, organized by Kosmos Tennis and sponsored by Rakuten, included 18 international teams who converged on the designated sports venues in the Madrid Arena Multipurpose Pavilion (Pabellon Multiusos Madrid Arena).
This stadium has a maximum capacity of 12,000 spectators, one area which consists of 20,000 square meters and a second area consisting of 3,000 square meters.
Among thousands of spectators, officials, players, staff, and security guards - approximately 600 journalists followed the finals on site with high connectivity requirements.
It was critical that organizers and staff be able to communicate quickly and effectively and that members of the media be able to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of events in real time.
After exploring their options, event coordinators settled on the EnGenius Cloud network management solution.
Local companies shouldered the installation. Carlos Sánchez Irle of X-Net supplied the equipment and Parson Projects completed the deployment.
Final deployment throughout the Madrid Arena Stadium consisted of the following pre-configured access points and switches:
All devices were managed from the license-free Cloud platform. The ECW230, with its 2.5 GHz Ethernet port, was able to support multi-user uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO for optimal signal and reception as well as stronger, steadier, and more efficient wireless connection.
EnGenius Cloud’s quick installation and configuration provided staff, players, and guests with reliable performance, predictive analysis, and real-time insights. The solution allowed admins to visualize the network under a single pane of glass. The EnGenius Cloud To-Go mobile app also gave admins the freedom to monitor and manage the network on-site or remotely, providing deep dive analytics into each wired and wireless connected device.
One Cloud feature of particular importance was the ability to manage bandwidth across the network depending on traffic requirements in different parts of the stadium. The IT team was able to reallocate bandwidth in heavy-use areas to ensure solid connectivity for everyone at all times.
Lastly, the fact that all network devices were configured ahead of time before installation meant the solution was deployed in a fraction of the time.
It was not the first time that Parsons Project Solutions CEO, Álvaro Cano, implemented the EnGenius solution, which for him has always yielded impressive results:
“The integration of EnGenius wired and wireless systems allows us absolute flexibility in our integrations!”
The supply of equipment and technical support was carried out by the well-known solution provider X-Net, Carlos Sánchez, general director of the company, comments:
“Our specialised technical team relies on the robustness and stability of the brand’s equipment. And, of course, Cloud management brings us a lot of confidence.”