Old Trafford, the venue of the fourth Ashes test match starting on September 4th, now can offer high-density public Wi-Fi to cricket fans following an upgrade from national telecoms and network provider, Telent.
The provider was chosen by Sky to design and deploy cabling, switches and access points for Sky Wi-Fi at four cricket stadiums – Durham, Trent Bridge, and the Bristol County Ground, as well as Manchester’s very own flagship venue.
Telent upgraded the legacy network already available at Old Trafford to be ready for the more than 25,000 fans the ground can hold, who will arrive at Old Trafford tomorrow to watch England take on Australia in the next test match. The match runs from September 4th until the 8th at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Shani Latif, Sales Director at Telent, said: “As a big cricket fan, I am delighted that Telent has delivered and enhanced the Wi-Fi experience for fans across the country, complementing England’s thrilling brand of cricket from the World Cup and The Ashes series so far!
“We have unique expertise in delivering secure and reliable Wi-Fi infrastructures even in the most challenging environments and can deploy robust network architecture cost-effectively and quickly to upgrade sports venues’ Wi-Fi, meeting strict project deadlines and ensuring fans enjoy the ultimate user experience.”