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Displaying items by tag: MCG

The AFL grand final between Richmond and Adelaide last Saturday drew a sell-out crowd of more than 100,000 at the iconic MCG and generated a massive 3.1 terabytes of traffic on the Telstra mobile network.

Published in Data

Melbourne’s iconic sports stadium, the MCG, is taking steps to reduce queues and waiting times at food and drink outlets with the trial of a crowd intelligence system from global tech company WaitTime.

Published in Deals

Fans at Saturday’s AFL grand final generated a massive 2.3 terabytes of traffic on the Telstra mobile network using their mobile phones and other devices to stream video, browse the Internet, upload photos to social media and receive and make telephone calls.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The AFL has challenged footy fans at Friday night’s ualifying final between Geelong and Hawthorn at the MCG to set a new Wi-Fi connection record to beat the stadium’s previous mark for the most people connected to the Wi-Fi network at any one time.

Published in Wi-Fi

The Telstra-led upgrade of the 3G and 4G mobile network at the MCG will help transform the iconic venue into the “most connected” stadium in the southern hemisphere, according one of the telco’s senior executives.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 16:13

MCG getting a digital makeover

The Melbourne Cricket Club is planning a technology revamp for the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground that will include a high-density Wi-Fi network and an IPTV system.

Published in Entertainment

A giveaway of 10,000 ice creams at the MCG is on offer from 20 December 2014 thanks to Acquire Learning, Melbourne Stars and retail technology specialist DC4G.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 17:09

Free pies for footy fans thanks to Bluetooth beacons

Melbourne's footy mecca the MCG is offering free pies this September to AFL fans who have downloaded a voucher using their Android or iPhone devices, thanks to an iBeacon trial.

Published in Deals
Friday, 31 January 2014 12:09

Telstra to trial LTE broadcast at MCG

Telstra is claiming a ‘world first’ stadium trial of Long Term Evolution Broadcast (LTE-B) technology during tonight’s T20 International cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:03

The Pope was 2013's most talked about person

Facebook is currently sitting on 1.19 billion users worldwide - that's a lot of conversations to collate. Luckily the social network has done the hard work, and come up with a list of the top topics and people across the globe for 2013.

Published in Networking
Monday, 01 October 2012 13:56

Sociable footy fans set record at the MCG

The crowd at the AFL Grand Final on Saturday set a new record for mobile phone use.

Published in Mobility

The security camera system at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is being progressively upgraded from the old analogue equipment to digital cameras on an IP network.

Published in Security
Friday, 27 March 2009 19:25

Internode providing free WiFi at the MCG

Visitors to the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) now have free wireless Internet access thanks to a deal secured with broadband provider, Internode.
Published in Deals

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