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Wimbledon boosted by Ethernet network software

Antony Savvas

Bandwidth at Wimbledon is being given a boost with a new bespoke Ethernet network system from Exponential-e.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has deployed the Powerserve Internet system from Exponential-e.

The Ethernet-over-fibre solution enables the All England Lawn Tennis Club to quickly and easily flex the bandwidth it has available at different times of the year - with maximum bandwidth made available for the annual Championship.

Exponential-e worked closely with the All England Lawn Tennis Club's voice and data systems consultancy MAC Systems during the planning, design and implementation stages of the overall project, to ensure that all of the challenges were met in time for this year's Championship.

Exponential-e's Powerserve Internet system is equipped with Route 1 intelligent IP management, which dynamically samples the traffic of five tier one providers and sends data via the fastest route available at any given time.

Jeff Lucas, IT director for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, said, "We always try to ensure that we have sufficient bandwidth capacity to support our media. We have gradually increased this over the years but felt we needed to make a step change for 2008. Exponential-e's highly flexible network and its tailored costs enabled us to do that."

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