Twickenham Stadium doubles wi-fi capacity

Twickenham Stadium has installed a 100MB dedicated line that will provide high speed wi-fi throughout the venue and allow organisers to use live streaming in their events.

Twickenham Stadium, the Home of England Rugby, has installed more than 50km of cabling that will allow event organisers to use live-streaming and hybrid components in their events, while delegates attending conferences and events throughout the stadium will enjoy high speed wi-fi access.

The cabling will also allow for future data throughput speeds of up to 10GB.

The development is part of a wider £75m modernisation plan ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Earlier this month, the Twickenham Stadium re-opened its iconic changing room space for event planners.

Chris Morris, managing director of Twickenham Experience, said: "Connectivity and high speed wi-fi is increasingly a fundamental element of conferences and events. Organisers want the ability to stream content and engage extended audiences, while also employing a range of interactive tools for live audience engagement on the day through interactive tools and tablets."

Rob Brumell, conference and events operations manager, added: "The new line has the capacity for synchronous data upload and download speeds of up to 100MB per second. With 5,500 ports within our bespoke South Stand conference and events facilities this has more than doubled our capability at Twickenham.

"We have seen an influx of requests for faster connection, whether it is for video streaming or online gaming and we can now deliver this important service to our clients and their audiences."

Last month, The Barbican's Samme Allen joined Twickenham Stadium's events division.

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