Cisco is thrilled to be the Official Network Hardware Supporter for the XXI Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), providing the network infrastructure to enable high-speed transmission of critical data across a highly secure, digital platform.
Cisco will provide solutions to enable the connectivity from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Technology Operation Centre, to 18 competition venues, 19 media centres and 24 volunteer venues, spread across 1900kms from Cairns to Coolangatta.
GC2018 will be the biggest multisport event in Australia this decade, and the first ever to be held outside of a capital city. The Cisco network is predicted to connect 25,000 devices, providing operational Wi-Fi for 6,600 Athletes and Team Officials, and 3,500 media, enabling the sharing of video, data and information to run dedicated applications.
GOLDOC needs a highly secure network that grows as its workforce grows - from 50 staff in 2014, the organisation is set to expand to 1,500 employees when the Opening Ceremony begins on 4 April 2018. Cisco will continue working to upscale GOLDOC from a start-up operation to a global enterprise, ready for action!
We’re excited to be chosen by GOLDOC to be part of the GC2018 Sponsor Family. Cisco has an incredible team, with proven experience in providing network technology platforms for multiple Commonwealth & Olympic Games, spanning two decades. This, combined with our world leading technology, will help ensure the Games is a connected and inclusive event. The work we do behind the scenes means the athletes can take the centre stage!