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HPE to be networking partner for Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

The company will be responsible to deliver quick and effective information to 1.5 billion TV viewers.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a strategic partnership to provide secure and flexible network connectivity to Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. This partnership will see fans connected to the game more inclusively and more engaging than ever before.

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 selected Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company to deliver an advanced networking infrastructure across the entire execution of the Games, with an aim to make the event more connected, inclusive and engaging.

Adrian Corcoran, Chief Information Officer at Birmingham 2022 Games said: “It is fantastic to have Aubra join us as our Official VenueNetwork Infrastructure Supporter for Birmingham 2022. Aubra, using their expertise as part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is an ideal company to provide a complex and flexible network connection, enabling a seamless experience for our workforce, volunteers and athletes.”

Aruba’s advanced networking technology will enable smooth execution for the hybrid workforce behind the delivery of the games, which will ensure connectivity across the Games headquarters, the technical operations centre and all other venues. The company will also be responsible for delivering quick and efficient distribution of results to press and broadcasters, helping them to enable the broadcast to 1.5 billion TV viewers.

The platform is also set to employ a programmable edge-to-cloud solution, using Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, and deliver AI-driven security and management in the cloud via Aruba Central to act on events and requests that come across the network.

Phil Mottram, President, Intelligent Edge HPE, in response to the agreement with Birmingham Games 2022 added: “We are looking forward to partnering with the teams responsible for the delivery of the Games to standardise event connectivity, speed up the delivery of future competitions and ensure a more secure, consistent and engaging experience for the entire Games Family.”

One of the biggest sporting festivals across the globe, Commonwealth Games 2022 will begin on July 28 next year. The event is set to feature around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories to compete in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 14 competitions venues.

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