Cisco has been named as official network infrastructure provider of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Cisco says its network will connect the entire tournament ecosystem – from the venues to operations to administration to media – and power the delivery of the broadcast, which is anticipated to be watched by 2 billion people around the world.
“In addition to being a fantastic showcase for how we are redefining the future of connected experiences, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 highlights our ongoing commitment to supporting the game of football and using it as a platform to make a positive impact on players and fans around the world, said Cisco’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Carrie Palin.
Cisco will deploy its networking technology across nine host cities and 10 competition venues, a number of which are already built on Cisco infrastructure. In addition, Cisco’s network will connect the non-competition venues necessary to support the operation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, including the International Broadcast Center (IBC).
The IBC will deploy Cisco’s IP Fabric for Media solution to allow for the secure and efficient delivery of 4K content to fans everywhere.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be an historic event, and we are thrilled to have another great company, Cisco, now on board as our Official Network Infrastructure Provider,” added FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.