F1’s Las Vegas GP announces T-Mobile as 5G provider

Paddock, garages and pits will all be powered by telecommunications giant's network.

The Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix has announced T-Mobile as its wireless 5G provider for the 2023 race.

The 5G Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) public mobile network will boost 5G connectivity on and off the track. This will cover the paddock building, garages and pits to ensure all operational requirements can be facilitated with good network speeds.

Fans attending the event will also benefit from immersive 5G-connected experiences. The upcoming race launch party will see 400 drones illuminate the city skyline, all powered by T-Mobile's 5G network, while fans can head to the company's dedicated store in Las Vegas for a chance to win free tickets to that evening's concert or to next year's Grand Prix.

“Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix will be a high-octane and high-intensity race down the iconic Las Vegas Strip,” said Emily Prazer, chief commercial officer of Formula One's Las Vegas Grand Prix.

“It was crucial that we join forces with a provider that could match our high speed and energy. We are confident that T-Mobile will help us create the biggest and most connected event in the world as our official and exclusive wireless partner.”

Mike Katz, chief marketing officer for T-Mobile US, added: “5G is changing sports for organisers and fans, and that’s what makes it so exciting to work with innovators like Formula One.

“Our solutions allow them to harness the power of T-Mobile’s network and showcase all the amazing ways it can improve the fan experience at an event of this magnitude. This is only the beginning, so stay tuned for more.”

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