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The Future of NBA Broadcasts: Powered by Horizon’s 4G LTE and 5G Outdoor CPEs

In an era where technology is rapidly advancing, the sports industry is no exception to the transformative power of innovation. This collaborative use case presents a detailed exploration of how Horizon Powered’s 4G LTE and 5G Outdoor CPEs could be utilized to elevate the communication infrastructure within NBA stadiums. While the NBA has not actively sought out such a solution, the potential application of these technologies could set a new precedent for enhancing the stadium experience through improved connectivity and operational efficiency.

The Future of NBA Broadcasts


NBA stadiums are renowned for their electrifying atmosphere, created by passionate fans, and the fast-paced nature of the games. However, this excitement can be dampened by inadequate communication systems that fail to support the high volume of digital engagement expected by today’s spectators. The challenge is further compounded in indoor arenas, where structural elements can interfere with signal transmission, leading to connectivity issues that affect fans, staff, and media personnel alike.

Solution Overview

The solution proposed involves the strategic deployment of Horizon Powered’s state-of-the-art 4G LTE and 5G Outdoor CPEs. These devices are engineered to provide superior wireless connectivity, capable of penetrating dense building materials and ensuring high-speed internet access across the entire stadium. The implementation of such technology is not merely an upgrade but a complete overhaul of the existing communication framework, promising to deliver a seamless and secure network experience.

Use Case Scenario

The envisioned scenario for the application of Horizon Powered’s CPEs within an NBA stadium includes several key areas of enhancement:

  • Fan Connectivity: In the proposed scenario, fans would no longer face the frustration of dropped connections or slow internet speeds. Instead, they would be able to access real-time statistics, stream live video, and share their experiences on social media platforms without any interruptions. This uninterrupted connectivity would not only enhance the fan experience but also encourage greater digital engagement, creating a vibrant online community that mirrors the energy within the stadium.
  • Operational Communication: For staff, the proposed CPEs would revolutionize the way events are coordinated. Clear and reliable communication channels would be established, allowing for efficient collaboration among various departments. Whether it’s managing ticket sales, coordinating security protocols, or orchestrating halftime shows, the staff would have access to a robust network that supports the swift exchange of information and facilitates real-time decision-making.
  • Media and Broadcasting: The media’s role in capturing and broadcasting the game is crucial in bringing the excitement of the NBA to fans worldwide. The suggested CPEs would provide the necessary bandwidth to support high-definition live feeds, ensuring that content delivered to viewers is of the highest quality. This enhanced broadcasting capability would not only satisfy the current demands of sports journalism but also future-proof the media’s ability to adopt emerging technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality in their coverage.


The detailed implementation strategy for this use case would involve several phases:

  • Assessment Phase: Conducting a comprehensive analysis of the current network infrastructure within the stadium to identify areas that require improvement.
  • Design Phase: Developing a customized network design that incorporates Horizon Powered’s CPEs, tailored to the unique architectural features of the NBA stadium.
  • Deployment Phase: Installing the CPEs in strategic locations throughout the stadium, ensuring optimal coverage and signal strength. This phase would also include the integration of the CPEs with the existing IT infrastructure to maintain a cohesive and secure network.

Testing Phase: Rigorously testing the new network to validate its performance and reliability. This phase would involve simulated scenarios to ensure that the network can handle peak loads during high-stakes games and other major events.

Horizon Powered Devices Suggested

The devices suggested for this use case are specifically chosen for their ability to meet the high-density connectivity demands of an NBA stadium:

  • Outdoor Multi-Service CAT B CPE-CBSD: These devices are designed to deliver extensive coverage, supporting the connectivity needs of fans, staff, and media personnel. Their robust construction makes them suitable for the challenging environment of an indoor arena.
  • 5G Outdoor CPEs: These CPEs are essential for supporting applications that require ultra-high-speed data transfer and low latency. They would play a pivotal role in enhancing the digital experience for fans and ensuring that the media can deliver top-quality content.

Anticipated Benefits

The detailed benefits anticipated from the deployment of Horizon Powered’s CPEs include:

  • A transformative fan experience with uninterrupted digital access, leads to increased satisfaction and engagement.
  • Streamlined stadium operations with efficient communication among staff, resulting in more effective event management and improved security measures.
  • A modern broadcasting setup capable of delivering high-quality content, setting a new standard for sports journalism and content delivery.


The detailed use case presented here illustrates the potential benefits of employing Horizon Powered’s 4G LTE and 5G Outdoor CPEs in NBA stadiums. By suggesting such a use of technology, we aim to contribute to the ongoing conversation about enhancing stadium experiences and operational efficiency through innovative solutions. The proposed deployment promises to set a new benchmark for connectivity and fan engagement in the sports industry, demonstrating the transformative potential of these devices in creating a more connected and engaging sports environment.