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The Challenge

With promotion to the Premier League in 2016 came a need for Middlesbrough to comply with the leagues requirement for IT services.

Having managed the clubs WiFi network for the press over a number of years, Westcom were approached to provide a full refresh of the clubs network infrastructure.

The Westcom Solution

With a limited window between the season finishing and kick off of the first home game in August, Westcom faced an aggressive timeframe within which to totally refresh the network at the Riverside Stadium.  A 10Gb core network was designed and built with a resilient ring running around the site supporting everything from CCTV to turnstiles.

BlueSocket vWLAN was installed on the existing virtual infrastructure providing 802.11ac connections to the press which supports hundreds more devices than was possible with the previous system.  WiFi was also leveraged for new point of sale systems and even the streaming of video from past matches.

Craig Barnett

Senior Engineer


The entire refresh was in place, tested and ready to go for the first game of the season.  The press were not only able to take advantage of the amazing new hospitality facilities but also the much improved WiFi.

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