Axione at the Parc des Princes? To proudly wear its French jersey, yes, but that’s not all… As part of Euro 2016, the 15th instance of this European football event, the company was entrusted with the multi-operator coverage of the Parc des Princes in Paris. A meaningful appointment that positions Axione as an expert in the rollout of solutions of this kind, and demonstrates the operating possibilities in different use cases.
As you know, the Euro championship is one of the largest football events in the world. It is also eagerly awaited by passionate supporters from each participating country.
For this event, Axione was entrusted by Bouygues Telecom with rolling out multi-operator mobile coverage (2G/3G/4G) in the Parc des Princes’ stands and boxes during Euro 2016, allowing 45,000 spectators to benefit from optimal connectivity during the 5 matches played at the stadium.
28 antennas installed
16 indoor antennas
200m2 control room
Work started at the end of November 2015, and was completed prior to the championship’s launch date scheduled for 10th June 2016. This allowed operators to adjust their radio settings before the event to guarantee the best possible coverage performance. Maintenance and operation of this infrastructure was provided by Axione.
This project falls under a partnership concluded between France’s 4 main operators (Bouygues Telecom, SFR, Orange, and Free) which aims to provide quality mobile network coverage to football stadiums. This operation was therefore carried out in 10 French stadiums (Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice, Marseille, Lille, Toulouse, Saint-Denis, Lens, Saint-Etienne).
Expertise in the rollout of telecom network infrastructures on large surface areas
“Axione provides its digital expertise to this highly complex project, which includes both multi-skill studies and work“Gauthier Nanoux, Client Manager Director at Axione
The Parc des Princes: a historic emblem for the Bouygues group
Did you know?
It was Bouygues Construction that carried out the construction work on the Parc des Princes in July 1967. Over 40 years later, Axione’s teams are now providing its digital coverage.
If you ever get the opportunity to be a spectator at the stadium, take a look up! You’ll notice the Bouygues group’s buoy-shaped logo, inspired by the shape of the Parc des Princes.
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Well done to all of the teams involved in this project!
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