Connecting the Commonwealth Games

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games brought together 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories. The Games were enjoyed by 1.2 million spectators over 11 days, with many more watching on TV and online around the world. As the official cabling services integrator for Glasgow 2014, North delivered the data, voice and video network which enabled the event. We provided seamless communications and event-critical connectivity leading up to and for the duration of the Games.

North designed and delivered a resilient cabling infrastructure, fibre optic backbone and dedicated city-wide wireless network to enable the delivery of all data, voice and video communications throughout the 13 competition venues, and to transmit live competition footage via IPTV to key locations throughout the city, including the Technology Operations Centre (TOC) and athletes living village.

Our intelligent integrated network supported all IT services for Glasgow 2014. It enabled athletes and team officials to communicate with friends, family and team members. It provided results information at all venues. And it supported the world’s media as they told the story of the Games.

We established a service desk and provided dedicated onsite support during and leading up to the Games. And seeing an opportunity to make our own contribution to the Games legacy, we championed the recruitment of modern apprentices and graduates through the Commonwealth Games initiative to tackle youth unemployment.


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