How Vancouver Whitecaps reduced their mobile data consumption


The challenge

Whether it is for their numerous matches that take place in the United States, offseason training, or scouting players around the world, travel is a necessary part of the business of the club. Employees across multiple functions require the use of mobile devices at home and abroad to remain connected to business applications and data.

International data roaming charges, like for many Canadian organizations, had become part of the cost of doing business for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Even with new bundles introduced by their carrier to decrease this pain, data consumption and costs still remained high.

“Heavy data usage is inevitable, but Wandera has delivered the tools to limit that usage to applications that are beneficial to the business, while reducing personal usage especially in roaming scenarios.”

– Michael Ward – Whitecaps

“Streaming video from mobile devices is a critical part of player development and training,” says Michael Ward of the Whitecaps, “and when training takes place in numerous locations out on large soccer fields, Wi-Fi isn’t always an option.”

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