Glasgow 2018 European Championships contract for FarrPoint

Glasgow 2018 European Championships contract for FarrPoint

Telecoms and information technology specialist FarrPoint will be advising on internet connectivity and telecommunications networks for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event that brings together the continent’s leading sporting competitions

The technology consultants will ensure that the best solutions are chosen and implemented to provide the event with the vital internet services, telephony and broadcast connectivity.

FarrPoint has expertise in specialist broadband, infrastructure and telecommunications networks, having worked across the UK on connectivity projects with both the private and public sectors including previous work on several major international sporting events.

FarrPoint CEO, Andrew Muir, said: “It is essential that events such as the European Championships have the right technology in place from the outset. The network needs to meet the demands and stresses that will be put on it by a large number of diverse users. The correct infrastructure and connectivity is vital in ensuring that the event runs smoothly and meets the expectations of not only the organisers and competitors but the public and the media too. We are delighted to have been appointed to advise on the project.”

As one of the world’s top five sporting cities Glasgow is known across the globe for hosting major international sporting events. It will take the next step on its proud sporting journey in the summer of 2018 when around 3,000 athletes compete in the Championships in front of a potential TV audience of up to 1.03 billion.

Glasgow 2018 will be staged in August 2018 as part of the inaugural European Championships with athletes competing in six events across Scotland – cycling, aquatics, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon. A further 1500 will compete in Berlin, which will host the athletics part of the event.