Coliseum-moderated MatSing webinar


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Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance will be holding a webinar with MatSing – the pioneer and innovator of high-capacity lens antennas.

The webinar will be held on June 27th, 2024 at 9 AM CT/3 PM London, UK. The title of the webinar goes as – ‘Delivering High Capacity Connectivity in Stadiums & Arenas’. Please sign up here for free.

In today’s fast-paced world of technology it has become imperative that the stadiums and arenas enjoy robust connectivity. In the spiffy edifices, the stadium network needs to provide coverage and capacity both to the stadium and to the nearby transit areas. The network should be able to support traffic when the stadium is at full capacity during an event.

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It is here that MatSing comes into play. The company’s lens antennas boost mobile capacity from end zone to end zone and focus on the radio frequency (RF). Unlike the traditional antennas, the MatSing antennas don’t have the issue of speed. They are able to control where the radio frequency is being directed which is important for covering the seats in a stadium.

MatSing’s lens antenna technology is known to exceed connectivity expectations by providing industry-leading network performance as evidenced by its presence in 50 percent of the National Football League (NFL) stadiums and 35 percent of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) arenas combined in the United States. A case-in-point is the 20,000-capacity PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina (US) where MatSing’s technology was successfully integrated into the arena’s mobile network.

Patrick Pesnell, RF Engineering Director, AFL, and Henri Benamou, Director BD, EMEA, MatSing, US, will talk at length in this webinar on how venues need to design and build a multicarrier network for a superior gameday experience. The duo will also talk about how the venues need to design their network for uplink alongside downlink and scale adequately to satiate the connectivity needs of the fan base who instantly share their experiences with others via videos and multimedia content realtime.

Pesnell will elaborate on AFL’s Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) capabilities.

The webinar will be expertly moderated by Neil Levett, Emcee, Coliseum, UK.

Representatives from MatSing participated at this year’s Coliseum Summits held in Riyadh, United Kingdom and the United States.

Henri Benamou from MatSing was among the august speakers at the 2024 Coliseum MENA Conference held at the 25,000-capacity Al-Awwal Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in February, and at the 2024 Coliseum Europe Conference held at the 62,850-capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, UK, in March. Dick Bickford, Director of BD, MatSing, US, was a Speaker at the recently-concluded (June) 2024 Coliseum US Conference held at the 76,416-capacity GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, US.


Founded in 2005, California (US)-based MatSing is a company that has developed and patented new metamaterials to create the world’s first lightweight and multibeam lens antennas. This new approach for high-performance, high-capacity antenna design is more efficient and offers key advantages over the traditional antennas, the ability to provide broadband coverage, emit and maintain multiple beams and to do so cleanly with minimal radio frequency (RF) interference. Nationwide coverage isn’t the only critical challenge facing the telecom companies and MatSing’s lens antenna solution is ideal to meet the capacity demands at the outdoor events, stadiums and macro uses in Cities, suburbs and the rural areas. Each antenna can provide multiple independent sectors, up to 48, providing the highest capacity across multiple bands with the fewest antennas possible. The MatSing lens technology is the perfect fit for 4G long term evolution (LTE) and 5G mobile broadband coverage and it is the most cost-effective network densification tool in the industry.

MatSing’s lens antennas are proven to be ideal for a fully connected venue experience as a multiband and multicarrier 4G LTE and 5G network can be delivered in the most efficient manner while utilizing the fewest possible antenna locations.


Founded in 1984, Spartanburg (US)-based the AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise, and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. Its products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers, and training. The AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting the data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

The AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories and provider of engineering and installation services, expertise lie in indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) capabilities. The AFL has consolidated its position over the years in wireless networking for sports venues in the United States.


Henri Benamou
Director BD, EMEA
MatSing, US
Henri Benamou is the Sales and Business Development Director, MatSing, for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. He has a strong technical background, built over nearly 20 years working in various technical and commercial positions in the Mobile Industry.

He has been in charge of a number of large-scale projects ensuring wireless connectivity inside large spaces such as stadiums in Europe and Africa. In 2021, he joined MatSing to promote innovative solutions for stadium connectivity.

Since 2021, MatSing has been involved in the modernization of stadiums in France, where they have proposed innovative technologies to meet the high demand of capacity.

Its patented radio frequency (RF) lens antennas are typically deployed on the catwalk in an elevated location offering targeted network coverage to guarantee the highest performing venue network.

Delivering an eco-friendly deployment with minimal infrastructure deployment is the company’s goal and Team MatSing is always focused on amplifying the attraction and value of the venue.


Patrick Pesnell
RF Engineering Director
Patrick Pesnell is the RF Engineering Director for AFL (formerly DGP). AFL is an industry leader in large venue Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) deployment and management and currently represents multiple National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) teams for their wireless connectivity needs.

Responsible for large venue DAS design, carrier approval and acceptance, implementation, optimization, and monitoring and maintenance for the life of the system. The AFL’s major projects include the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and Super Bowl LVI, the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, and Super Bowl LVIII, the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and the 2024 MLB All Star Game, and the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl LX.

Previously, Pesnell has worked in the telecom industry for over 20 years. He has worked for multiple US cellular carriers, DAS OEM vendors including ADC, TE Connectivity and Zinwave before joining DGP in 2019.

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