Cisco becomes latest Gold Coast 2018 partner

Official network hardware sponsor confirmed for Commonwealth Games.

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced that Cisco is the latest partner to sign up for next year’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The technology firm will serve as the event’s official network hardware sponsor, and will provide solutions to enable connectivity from the GOLDOC technology operation centre to 18 venues, 18 media centres and 24 volunteer venues.

Additionally, the company will provide foundational technology elements such as firewalls, routers, switches and wireless access points that will enable the media to broadcast the competition around the world.

“We need partners who have the experience and capability to help us deliver a really great event for athletes and spectators,” said GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie. “Cisco’s extensive experience in delivering a reliable, highly secure and quality network on time for international sporting events is invaluable.

“Cisco’s world-class hardware solution ensures the collaboration with our other technology partners will facilitate the successful delivery and experience, for what we hope will make GC2018 the best Commonwealth Games yet.”

“At Cisco, we have an incredible team with proven experience in delivering the network technology platforms for multiple Commonwealth and Olympic Games,” added Ken Boal, vice president of Cisco Australia and New Zealand. “This, combined with our leading technology, will help ensure the Games is a connected and inclusive event. Speed, quality, reliability and security are essential, and Cisco is delighted that GOLDOC has chosen Cisco to be the network hardware sponsor.”

GC2018 will be the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, and is scheduled to take place between 4th and 15th April 2018.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced that Cisco is the latest partner to sign up for next year’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The technology firm will serve as the event’s official network hardware sponsor, and will provide solutions to enable connectivity from the GOLDOC technology operation centre to 18 venues, 18 media centres and 24 volunteer venues.

Additionally, the company will provide foundational technology elements such as firewalls, routers, switches and wireless access points that will enable the media to broadcast the competition around the world.

“We need partners who have the experience and capability to help us deliver a really great event for athletes and spectators,” said GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie. “Cisco’s extensive experience in delivering a reliable, highly secure and quality network on time for international sporting events is invaluable.

“Cisco’s world-class hardware solution ensures the collaboration with our other technology partners will facilitate the successful delivery and experience, for what we hope will make GC2018 the best Commonwealth Games yet.”

“At Cisco, we have an incredible team with proven experience in delivering the network technology platforms for multiple Commonwealth and Olympic Games,” added Ken Boal, vice president of Cisco Australia and New Zealand. “This, combined with our leading technology, will help ensure the Games is a connected and inclusive event. Speed, quality, reliability and security are essential, and Cisco is delighted that GOLDOC has chosen Cisco to be the network hardware sponsor.”

GC2018 will be the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, and is scheduled to take place between 4th and 15th April 2018.