More TT fans can experience faster Wi-Fi speeds at the races this year following Sure’s investment in connecting the TT Grandstand to its fibre network.
Engineers dug 1km of trenching and installed fibre cable to reach the Grandstand from the Sure network.
The work was completed at the end of April ready for TT fortnight and is part of Sure’s multi-million-pound investment in a business-to-business (B2B) fibre-optic telecoms network.
The network already connects businesses in Douglas and surrounding areas, Ballasalla and the Isle of Man Business Park directly with Sure’s local and global telecommunications infrastructure. It offers world-class, worldwide connectivity which enables them to use a range of innovative services and solutions.
The upgrade will allow thousands of people to use the Sure sponsored Wi-Fi at the Grandstand for uploading videos and photos to social media and to keep up-to-date with the live timings and the results via the TT App.
Sure has been the Official Telecommunications Partner for the Isle of Man TT for the last 12 years.
Chief executive of Sure in the Isle of Man Mike Phillips said: “Sure is proud to be a part of island life; there’s nothing more Manx than the TT and our involvement is just one small way that we can give something back to our island home.
“Our investment in connecting the Grandstand to the Sure network means even more TT fans will be able to share the roar of the engines, the excitement of the crowds and the vibrancy of the whole island during TT fortnight using a faster and more resilient Wi-Fi service at the Grandstand.
“Race goers around the course will also benefit from the island’s overall best mobile network thanks to Sure’s significant investment in 4G+, meaning that peak speeds can be twice as fast, and users can consistently get a higher speed even when a lot of people are connecting to the network at once.”
Sure provides Wi-Fi access in the official TT fan zones around the course, at the Grandstand and the Paddock, Vagabonds Rugby Club and Colby Football Club, enabling fans and riders to stay connected.
Sure also has a retail unit at the TT Grandstand where visitors can purchase local Pay As You Go SIMs, MiFi units to set up a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, a complete “smart phone in a box” with credit, pre-tuned earpiece radios and a range of accessories to use while on the island.
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