Optus connects the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

5 Apr 2017

Optus has joined both GOLDOC and the Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) as the official support network of GC2018, providing the event’s communications infrastructure and managed services.

Set to deliver digital communications connectivity for 6,600 athletes and team officials, 3,500 media, Optus will also support the cumulative broadcast services to more than 1.5 billion viewers worldwide.

The deal also includes sponsorship of the Australian Commonwealth Games team that will compete against 69 other Commonwealth nations across 18 sports during the Games, and offers Optus a range of benefits including event branding and activation opportunities throughout GC2018.

GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said Optus’ experience was absolutely vital to delivering GC2018.

Our technology platform is complex, delivering a range of services across a large number of stakeholders and venues. It needs to be delivered on time, take advantage of efficient solutions and be consistently reliable.

Optus understands the unique nature of delivering major events with multiple stakeholders to deliver innovative and dependable technology and communications solutions.

Having a well-known national brand like Optus join the GC2018 Sponsor Family with just a year until the Games provides further support to the ever-growing commercial program.

GOLDOC Chief Executive Officer, Mark Peters said Optus’ work would be crucial to delivering an unforgettable global Games.

This is one of the largest pieces of Games overlay with 90 Optus technicians to be working across 30 Games locations including the 18 competition venues during GC2018.

CGA Chief Executive Officer, Craig Phillips said it is important for our athletes to be supported by the best of corporate Australia as they strive to achieve their best.

Commonwealth Games Australia welcomes Optus to the Team sponsor family.  We know with Optus’s support our athletes will achieve their dreams.