North, one of the UK’s leading integrated technology specialists, has been appointed as Official Network Technology Integrator for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, enabling the delivery of critical network and telecommunications services across all competition and non-competition venues.
North, which has experienced significant growth in recent years, will provide the end-to-end design, delivery, integration, and Games-time operation of the communication network services for Birmingham 2022.
As overall prime integrator, North will lead the deployment of the LAN, WLAN, telephony, and essential cabling services, while providing critical venue infrastructure support and incident management across all competition and non-competition venues.
North has a strong record of providing specialist services for major sporting events including previous experience as Official Cabling Services Integrator at the Glasgow 2014 Games, as well as multiple Ryder Cups and The Open Golf Championships.
Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham 2022, said: “We welcome North as Official Network Technology Integrator for Birmingham 2022 and we look forward to working closely with them to utilise their unrivalled expertise in this area. North has proven experience in delivering high quality network integration services for major sporting events, and we are confident that their knowledge and abilities will help make Birmingham 2022 a hugely successful and memorable event”.
Scott McEwan, Group Executive Director at North, said: “We are thrilled to be part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, leading the delivery of an integrated and connected Games. Deployment of network integration and connectivity is at the core of our service offering and will underpin all of the critical Technology services needed to successfully stage the Games.
“From the Glasgow 2014 Games, to many years of Ryder Cups and The Open Golf Championships, we understand the unique requirements of live sporting events shown on a global scale, and we are very much committed to delivering the highest standard of network connectivity in the lead up to and throughout the Games.