Cisco assigned as network provider for Commonwealth Games 2014

21 June 2013 |


Cisco has been unveiled as the official network infrastructure provider of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Under terms of the agreement, equipment vendor Cisco will deliver secure and robust network infrastructure throughout the event in Glasgow, enabling data, voice and video connectivity.

“At Cisco we like to make amazing things happen by connecting the previously unconnected,” said Phil Smith, CEO at Cisco UK and Ireland.

“We are in a fabulous position to make the visitor experience absolutely brilliant and better than anything ever achieved at a Commonwealth Games.”

6,500 athletes, 15,000 volunteers and 1,000 staff members, from 71 nations, will descend upon the Scottish city next summer, and Cisco’s network is designed to provide 2,300 IP phones, 442 switches, 378 access points, 16 routers, 15 digital media players and eight firewalls.

“It is crucial in a high-performance and fast-paced Games environment that information flow is seamless, and we are delighted to have a company of Cisco’s calibre on board to keep Glasgow 2014 connected as we focus on the delivery of the largest multi-sport Games Scotland has ever seen,” said David Grevemberg, chief executive of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games will run 11 days from July 23 to August 3 2013.