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The NFL Taps Motorola to Provide Wireless Internet Access for Media Venues at Super Bowl XLIII


Motorola’s wireless enterprise solution overcomes challenging radio frequency environment to keep media connected so fans stay informed
January 29, 2009

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The National Football League (NFL) today announced that it has selected Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) as the official supplier of end-to-end 802.11a/b/g (Wi-Fi) wireless networking solutions for all media covering Super Bowl XLIII. For the fourth year, the NFL will leverage Motorola’s expertise in secure enterprise-class wireless communications to offer reliable wireless connectivity for the more than 4,000 media members covering every pregame and game-day Super Bowl story.

Super Bowl XLIII is a demanding environment due to the business critical expectations, temporary facilities, high user density and radio frequency (RF) congestion. Motorola’s wireless network overcomes these challenges to enable the media to seamlessly access the Internet while moving through several on-site Super Bowl venues. Media interested in accessing the wireless network, powered by Motorola, can easily connect to the Internet from the media areas at the Super Bowl XLIII Media Center (Tampa Convention Center), in the team hotels and at the press areas of Raymond James Stadium by using their Wi-Fi compliant computing devices (laptops, PDAs or cellular phones).

Motorola is an industry leader in providing end-to-end networking solutions for the home, business and government. For Super Bowl XLIII, Motorola has deployed Motorola RFS6000 wireless switches, AP300 access ports, AP5131 mesh-enabled access points and Motorola AirDefense Solutions wireless security sensors. Offering industry-leading security and resiliency, the Super Bowl XLIII wireless network will allow members of the media to access and upload rich multimedia content, file news stories or blog about their experiences from any Wi-Fi-enabled device they carry.

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit


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