Boston Networks are proud to have completed a world class optical fibre network infrastructure to support all TV and on course communications for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.
The Open is the oldest and most international major championship in professional golf. Held each year in the UK and administered by The R&A, it is the only major championship hosted outside of the United States.
Following the success of The 145th Open at Royal Troon, Boston Networks have been working with the R&A over the past 12 months, to deliver a high performance network infrastructure to provide seamless communications throughout the event for the media, spectators and players alike.
Working in conjunction with Royal Birkdale, The R&A and the host broadcaster, Boston Networks Event Technology team designed and deployed a leading-edge and future-proof permanent underground optical fibre cabling network capable of supporting The Open for the next 30 years.
Utilising over 6 million metres of Air Blown fibre, the highly scalable and fully resilient network is supporting a wide range of technologies across the event, including all TV and Radio Broadcasts, Telephony, Network, Public Wi-Fi, CCTV and Digital Leader boards.
Over the course of the event an anticipated 250,000 spectators will enjoy the excitement and drama, with a television and online audience in the millions expected to follow the world’s best players in action before the Champion Golfer of the Year is presented with the Claret Jug on Sunday 23rd July.
Designed to provide a fully resilient network to support The 146th Open, the Air Blown fibre network will not only facilitate the event, but will remain a legacy and future-proof network for Royal Birkdale.