The operating committee of the 20th Commonwealth Games has announced that Cisco is the official network infrastructure provider 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. This comprises an impressive 2,300 telephones, 441 switches, 378 access points, 16 routers, 15 digital media players, 14 ace load balancers and eight firewalls.
The vision of the event is to stage an outstanding, athlete centred and sport focused Games of world-class competition which will be celebrated across the Commonwealth, generate enormous pride in Glasgow and Scotland, and leave a lasting legacy, which fits nicely into Cisco’s legacy story from London 2012 and gives the British Innovation Gateway an added dimension. Glasgow as a city also has aspirations to become a Smart and Connected Community, so it’s an all-round great fit for Cisco and should provide a catalyst for good customer and media conversations.
The Commonwealth is an association of independent sovereign states spread over every continent and ocean. The Commonwealth’s two billion people make up 30% of the world’s population and come of many faiths, races, languages, cultures and traditions.