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Event Critical Network Infrastructure for The 147th Open at Carnoustie

As The Open returns to Carnoustie for the 8th time, Boston Networks is proud to again be working with The R&A, and Carnoustie Golf Links to provide the network infrastructure to support all event critical communications at the 147th Open.

The Open is the oldest and most international major championship in professional golf. Held each yet in the UK, it is the only major golf championship hosted outside of the United States.

This is the third year Boston Networks has worked in partnership with the R&A, championship club and host broadcaster to deliver a world class, high performance network infrastructure to provide seamless communications for the media, spectators and players during set up and for the duration of the event.

The Boston Network specialist event team deployed a highly scalable and fully resilient network to support the extensive range of technologies required to facilitate the event, including TV and Radio Broadcasting, Telephony, Network, Public Wi-Fi, CCTV and Digital Leader boards.

Over the course of the event over 200,000 spectators are anticipated to enjoy the excitement and drama first hand, with millions more expected to follow the action on television and online, before the Champion Golfer of the Year is awarded the Claret Jug on Sunday 22nd July.

The most northerly and reputably the toughest course on rota, The Open was most recently held in Carnoustie in 2007. Over the years the long and narrow course has provided some of the most exciting and memorable moments in golf. With the last three Carnoustie Opens resulting in playoffs, this year is expected to deliver more dramatic moments as the world’s greatest golfers compete for the esteemed title.

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