Cisco has sealed a partnership with the Extreme Sailing Series that will allow the IT and technology services provider to offer WiFi throughout event venues during the 2016 series.
Cisco will become an official series supplier, with the WiFi being available through race villages, VIP lounges and on the water.
Cisco agreed the deal with OC Sport, which operates the series.
“OC Sport has changed the face of sailing championships with the Extreme Sailing Series, giving fans an up close and personal experience,” said Lorcan Burke, director of business development, office of the chief technology officer, service provider mobility at Cisco. “Cisco is committed to making cities and communities smarter with innovative WiFi and mobile technology.”
Event director Andy Tourell added: “The Extreme Sailing Series is at the leading edge of sailing and it is only right that we engage with a company of Cisco’s pedigree to continue innovating the way that we all communicate, enhancing the experience for all stakeholders: public, teams, VIPs, race management and the world’s media.
“The Extreme Sailing Series fan base is a discerning and technologically sophisticated one and having state-of the-art communication service at all our host venues is a vital ingredient in the delivery of a world-class modern sporting event.”