North 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 Commonwealth Games, as well as multiple Ryder Cups and The Open Golf Championships.
North’s expert networking, connectivity and support services teams will be based at its Birmingham location, working in close partnership with the Games and other partners.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports across 15 competition venues from 28 July until 8 August 2022. North’s integration specialists will lead and deliver the network connectivity to enable real-time sporting updates to be shared with the world’s media.
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.
“We are extremely proud to support Birmingham 2022, and look forward to working with local organisations to leave a lasting legacy for the West Midlands and further afield across the UK.”
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”.
David Grevemberg CBE, Chief Executive Officer at the Commonwealth Games Federation, said: “As the excitement towards Birmingham 2022 continues to gather pace, I am delighted that we are able to welcome North as Official Network Technology Integrator for the Games.
“Thanks to the exceptional efforts of our CGF Partnership team, who are continuing to attract leading organisations to partner with Birmingham 2022 and the Commonwealth Sport Movement, North will be making their welcomed return to the Games having worked with us at Glasgow 2014. I have no doubt that North will deliver an exceptional and reliable service in Birmingham, contributing to the exceptional delivery of a Games for everyone.”