Cisco reveals telecoms preparation behind Commonwealth Games

30 July 2014 |


Cisco has revealed that its network infrastructure at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow can support a total installed bandwidth of above 520 gigabits per second.

It is also said to boast firewalls capable of processing more than 25,000 terabytes of data – equivalent to roughly 500,000 feature-length Blu-Ray DVDs.

Cisco’s network infrastructure has been used throughout the event so far to connect devices, data, voice and video services across all 13 venues. It has revealed that 240km of fibre were installed in preparation for the games, as well as 441 switches, 378 wireless access points, 40 routers and 2,300 IP phones.

“We’re incredibly proud to play our part in this world-class sporting event. Amazing things happen when you connect the unconnected, and the Commonwealth Games is the perfect platform to display the transformative power of technology and its ability to change the way we live, work and play,” said Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK and Ireland.