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Cleveland Cavaliers and Boldyn Networks partner to Implement New 5G Connected Fan Experience at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Newport Beach, California | June 28, 2023

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boldyn Networks, a leading communications infrastructure provider in the United States and globally, have partnered to bring ultra-fast, robust 5G connectivity to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The new multi-carrier venue network will deliver unmatched, seamless wireless experiences for fans and staff at Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Monsters games, as well as to the nearly 200 regularly sold-out entertainment events annually. 

The industry-leading wireless network at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse features Boldyn Networks’ cutting-edge neutral host indoor Distributed Antenna System (DAS) technology that supports all 5G spectrum bands, including 2.5GHz and C-band. Once complete, the powerful connectivity across the 19,432-seat venue and its surrounding areas will equip the Cavaliers – named one of the 25 most innovative teams in the world – with the ability to build upon their digital initiatives and enable technologies like in-venue only non-fungible tokens(NFTs), virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), live visual effects (VFX) and more.

“Our fans are the heart and soul of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it's our responsibility to provide them with an unparalleled, immersive gameday experience the moment they enter into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse,” said Michael Conley, Chief Information Officer of Cleveland Cavaliers. “We’re constantly exploring new ways to leverage innovative, emerging technology that will deepen connections with our fans in Cleveland and beyond, and we couldn’t do this without our partnership with Boldyn Networks. Their expertise in delivering industry-leading 5G technology and commitment to providing state-of-the-art solutions ensures we are well positioned to truly redefine the connected fan experience.”

 This deployment for the Cavaliers anchors Boldyn Networks’ mission to bring improved connectivity across the region. Currently, Boldyn Networks operates outdoor small cells across downtown Cleveland, providing enhanced, reliable and secure mobile coverage for the community. With tens of thousands of fans flocking to the city on game days and for live-entertainment events, seamless connectivity across downtown Cleveland is a critical element of the entire event-going experience. 

 "We're thrilled to partner with the Cleveland Cavaliers to bring spectacular and engaging fan experiences to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse,” said Christos Karmis, CEO of Boldyn Networks’ US business. “Our next-generation 5G venue infrastructure paired with the small cells we have already deployed across the city will provide fans with seamless connectivity and unparalleled access to the latest technologies and applications, setting an even higher new standard in the world of sports and entertainment."

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Boldyn Networks is one of the world’s largest neutral host providers, delivering the advanced shared network infrastructure needed for a smart, inclusive, and sustainable future. It brings together the combined scale and expertise of six* companies with a single purpose: to unlock the power of an interconnected future.

From connected transit, venues and enterprises to smart cities and next-generation networks, Boldyn Networks enables new possibilities in the way people live, work and play. Our portfolio is harnessing fiber, advancing 4G/LTE, accelerating 5G, preparing for 6G–and looking beyond to the next breakthroughs, and global operations span the US, the UK, Ireland, Italy and Hong Kong. Boldyn Networks. Reimagine tomorrow. Transform today.

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 About Cleveland Cavaliers  

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship in 2016 while also taking the Eastern Conference crown in 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The team plays at, and also operates, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse are part of Rock Entertainment Group. The Group also includes the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL, the Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League, Cavs Legion of the NBA 2K League, Legion Lair Lit by TCP home of Cavs Legion in Cleveland, and Cleveland Clinic Courts - the Cavaliers’ training and development center in Independence, Ohio. The Cavaliers are regularly recognized for their extensive community support and engagement programs and contributions, workplace diversity and inclusion leadership, and an on-going economic impact that now registers in the billions of dollars locally. Dan Gilbert is Chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Gilbert and his Family of Companies have now invested over $1.6 billion in Cleveland. Gilbert is also Founder and Chairman of Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, and Founder and Chairman of ROCK, the For-More-Than-Profit Family Office for the Gilberts and their Family of Companies. Nic Barlage is the Cavaliers, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and Rock Entertainment Group CEO, and the Cavaliers team is led by President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman, General Manager Mike Gansey and Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff. The Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse provide fans the best experience in the NBA with its extensive and stunning array of amenities and technology and signature, electrifying game presentation.