Comcast Business scores 100 GigE deal with Sacramento Kings, enables Wi-Fi, UC services

Comcast Business (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will provide the Sacramento Kings basketball team with a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE), reflecting the latest ongoing string of sports segment wins for the cable MSO.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comcast Business' pipe, which will include two 100 GigE circuits with redundant transport facilities, will serve as a foundation to support a number of applications including free Wi-Fi, mobile apps and cloud-based voice and unified communications (UC) for team members at the arena and the team's corporate offices.

The service provider said that the Internet connection at Golden 1 Center and the public plaza and Downtown Commons (DOCO) will be over 17,000 times faster than the average home Internet connection, with the ability to handle more than 225,000 Instagram photo posts per second.

In addition to providing network connectivity, Comcast Business will provide an in-house video feed to all television monitors throughout Golden 1 Center, allowing patrons to access ancillary programming while attending concerts and other events at the arena.

Comcast Business and the Sacramento Kings are hardly strangers. The agreement continues an existing partnership that includes a long-term broadcast partnership with Comcast SportsNet California.

Comcast SportsNet California already provides the broadcasting of Sacramento Kings basketball and airs nearly 500 hours of Kings-related programming each year, including 80 2015-16 regular-season games, Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live, as well as Kings Central, Kings Draft CentralKings Preview and Kings Season Review. CSN California will stage Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live at Golden 1 Center for select games.

The Sacramento Kings are just one of several sporting teams that Comcast Business provides services for. It also provides similar services to the San Francisco 49ers, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox.

For more:
- see the release

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