Commsworld delivers gold medal performance for connectivity at World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024 in Glasgow

Commsworld last month delivered seamless connectivity for another high-profile sporting event in Scotland – the 19th edition of the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024.


And like competing athlete Josh Kerr, whose victory in the Men’s 3000m saw him become the first Scot to win world indoor gold in 31 years, Commsworld produced its own gold medal performance.

Over the course of the three days at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Commsworld utilised the same technology that delivered world class broadcast and streaming services for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships’ races.

This saw Commsworld deliver resilient dark fibre to the Emirates Arena to provide two 10Gb Optical Waves, which were used by broadcasters including the BBC in the UK to deliver hours of races to viewers across the world.

These Optical Waves were linked to Commsworld’s ultra-fast UK-wide Optical Core Network, which allowed it to maintain full control and deliver massively scalable bandwidth to keep connectivity fast-flowing and reliable. In turn this led to flawless coverage, both on TV and online.

Nick Ryce, Head of Network Operations at Commsworld, said: “At the World Athletics Indoor Championships, Commsworld once more delivered a flawless service – as was the case with so many other sporting events in Glasgow and Scotland, including last year’s UCI Cycling World Championships.

“This was thanks to our experienced team who planned meticulously to make sure that the connectivity was efficient, resilient and 100% operational for the whole event.

“Commsworld continues to show our capabilities at providing perfect connectivity for a championships of this magnitude to a global audience.”