AT&T becomes official wireless provider of Disney Parks
US-based AT&T has been unveiled as the official wireless provider for Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, and Disneyland Resort, Paris.
The agreement will reportedly see AT&T install small cell technology to divide its existing wireless spectrum into smaller sections, to better cover the resorts and increase capacity in high-density areas.
AT&T is expected to deploy 350 small cells, as well as 25 antenna systems, and the deal is hoped to benefit Disney visitors using smartphones and tablets during their stay.
“Bringing AT&T’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network and mobile connectivity to one of the most creative companies on earth is something we’re excited about,” said Andy Geisse, CEO for AT&T Business Solutions.
AT&T will also implement free Wifi hotspots around the parks, and take ownership of Disney’s corporate wireless services.
“This alliance joins two companies that share a commitment to providing quality experiences, and we look forward to the collaboration as we continue to leverage technology to enhance the experience for our guests,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France.
The partnership follows AT&T’s acquisition of Leap Wireless last week.