Glasgow 2014 Connects with Cisco as Official Network Infrastructure Supporter

By iSportconnect | June 20, 2013

Information technology company Cisco has been named the Official Network Infrastructure Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Cisco will supply the Games with the network infrastructure required for connecting data, story voice and video devices.

To keep the Games connected, Cisco will provide a solution consisting of 2,300 telephones, over 450 switches and routers, nearly 400 wireless access points, digital media players, along with a number of load balancers, which distribute data, and firewalls.

Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK and Ireland, said: “I believe Cisco is uniquely positioned to deliver a visitor experience never achieved before at a Commonwealth Games.

“Cisco is always looking to implement new technology and push the boundaries of what is achievable.

“Glasgow 2014 presents a perfect opportunity to drive this agenda on a national stage, and we are passionate and excited about being part of another incredible international event.”

The company will work with Glasgow 2014 over the next 13 months to underpin key methods of communication for the successful delivery of the Games.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg commented: “We are delighted to welcome Cisco into the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family.

“We are delighted to have a company of Cisco’s calibre on board to keep Glasgow 2014 networked and connected as we focus on the delivery of the largest multi-sport Games Scotland has ever seen.”

As part of the deal, Cisco will also sponsor Team England, Team Northern Ireland, Team Scotland and Team Wales.

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