International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 is in full swing with nations from around the globe competing for the sport’s ultimate prize across various cricket grounds in the United Kingdom.
Over the past few months, English sport has reached new heights – with all four teams in this year’s two European men’s football finals coming from the Premier League, England men’s One Day International cricket side currently reside at the top of the world rankings and the Lionesses currently impressing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
But as fans attending the matches want to share every moment, whether it be via live streaming on social media or downloading matchday-related content, sports venues across the country have a new challenge on their hands – how to ensure consistent, high-quality Wi-Fi that thousands of people can access at any one time.
telent is working with partners around the country to deliver an enhanced Wi-Fi experience for spectators and fans alike through the deployment of bespoke, high-density, scalable solutions.
Bowling over the English Cricket Board
Our most recent project came as a result of Sky Wi-Fi winning the project to roll out high-density public Wi-Fi for English Cricket Board (ECB) in four cricket grounds ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup and a further seven after the tournament. We have been appointed as technology partner to complete the design and deployment of cabling, switches and access points for the Sky Wi-Fi solution.
Covering Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, in Nottinghamshire, Somerset County, The Bristol County Ground, as well as, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Sussex, Essex, Worcestershire, Northamptonshire, Durham and Kent cricket clubs, the one-year project gives telent responsibility for surveying the grounds and designing and installing the networks.
Telent’s experience in delivering reliable Wi-Fi infrastructures in a variety of complex environments was utilised to deploy a robust network architecture cost-effectively and quickly, efficiently upgrading the cricket grounds’ Wi-Fi to meet the strict project deadlines. The work has already improved the matchday experience for attendees of the World Cup, helping them achieve unparalleled and unrestricted access via Sky Wi-Fi and enhancing their overall experience of the sporting competition.