Cisco infrastructure for FIFA Women’s World Cup
April 20, 2023
FIFA has announced that Cisco has been appointed as the Official Network Infrastructure Provider for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. As an Official Tournament Supporter for the Asia-Pacific region, Cisco will deliver a secure network that connects the entire tournament ecosystem, from the venues and operations to the administration and media.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 202 is expected to be watched by two billion people globally, and Cisco’s networking technology will enable the delivery of the event. In addition to connecting the competition venues, Cisco’s network will also connect the non-competition venues that are necessary to support the tournament’s operations, including the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). Cisco’s IP Fabric for Media solution will be deployed at the IBC to ensure the secure and efficient delivery of 4K content to fans around the world.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be a historic event, and we are thrilled to have another great company, Cisco, now on board as our Official Network Infrastructure Provider,” said FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura. “With Cisco’s expertise and solutions, we will have a seamless and securely connected tournament experience.”
Cisco’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Carrie Palin, added: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is unequivocally one of the marquee global sporting events, and we are proud that Cisco will be the trusted provider to connect and protect the network on which the entire ecosystem will operate. We’re committed to enabling a connected experience for football fans worldwide and are proud of our role in supporting the game of football and using it as a platform to make a positive impact on players and fans.”