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Cisco links up with Gold Coast 2018

The Australian division of technology company Cisco has been named as the latest sponsor of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which takes place in the Gold Coast region of the country next year.

Announced as the official network hardware sponsor for the multi-sport event, Cisco will provide solutions to enable the connectivity from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Technology Operation Centre, to 18 venues, 18 media centres and 24 volunteer venues.

GOLDOC chairman, Peter Beattie, said: “We need partners who have the experience and capability to help us deliver a really great event for athletes and spectators.

“Cisco’s extensive experience in delivering a reliable, highly secure and quality network on time for international sporting events is invaluable. Cisco’s world-class hardware solution ensures the collaboration with our other technology partners will facilitate the successful delivery and experience, for what we hope will make GC2018 the best Commonwealth Games yet.”