Cisco prepares for the most connected Games ever – Glasgow 2014


Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 June 2013 – Cisco is delighted to announce that it is to become the official network infrastructure supporter for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Cisco will provide a highly secure and robust network infrastructure for the Games, enabling the connection of data, voice, video and devices. The Games will feature 15,000 volunteers, 1,000 staff and 6,500 athletes from 71 nations. The network will consist of Cisco solutions, including an impressive 2,300 IP phones, 441 switches, 378 access points, 16 routers, 15 digital media players, 14 ace load balancers and eight firewalls.

At a recent event , Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK and Ireland, said: I am really excited that the Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and even more pleased that Cisco is an official supporter of the games. I believe we are in a fabulous position to make the visitor experience absolutely brilliant and better than anything ever achieved at a Commonwealth Games. At Cisco we like to make amazing things happen by connecting the previously unconnected. Earlier this year we announced 'The Internet of Everything' which is our approach to connecting people, process, data and all things on the network. Glasgow 2014 is a perfect stage to showcase what we can make possible.

The Games will consist of 11 days of sport running from 23 July through 3 August 2014. In addition to world-class sport, the Glasgow 2014 Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be a celebration of culture and national pride, opened by the head of the Commonwealth followed by a Parade of Nations. The formal procession will include 4,500 athletes as well as their coaches and management teams.

Alpheus Mangale, General Manager, Cisco South Africa, We believe that technology has the power to change the way we live, work and play to build a brilliant future. Cisco is passionate and excited about being part of another incredible international event.

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