Gold Coast 2018 calls up Motorola

Official radio communications supplier confirmed for Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast 2018 calls up Motorola

Motorola Solutions has been named as the official radio communications supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The US-based company’s Tetra digital radios and Zeon digital network will be used to keep the event’s various sporting venues connected to vital information. The provided telecommunications equipment will also enable organisers to keep crowds moving, as well as ensuring that both spectators and athletes are informed and safe.

The deal sees Motorola Solutions join a host of official partners already announced by the Gold Coast Organising Committee (GOLDOC), including Longines, Optus and Thrifty.

“Event day communications are crucial to delivering the Games in a coordinated and efficient manner,” said Peter Beattie, the chairman of GOLDOC. “We confidently chose Motorola Solutions knowing their strong history of providing essential communications services at international events.

“Motorola Solutions are a globally respected business and we’re pleased to welcome them to the Gold Coast 2018 sponsor family. They have the experience, systems and capabilities to help our team deliver a great Games.”

Steve Crutchfield, vice president and managing director of Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand, added: “We’re looking forward to supporting the largest sporting event in Australia this decade and playing our part in making Gold Coast 2018 a hugely successful international event.”

The 2018 event will be the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, and is scheduled to take place between 4th and 15th April 2018.