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Tottenham Hotspur hires Hewlett Packard to install IT and wireless infrastructure at new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur has teamed up with US IT company Hewlett Packard to help achieve the club’s goal of delivering one of the most ‘technologically advanced stadia ever built.’ 

Under the agreement, Hewlett Packard will become the English Premier League football club’s official IT networking and wireless infrastructure partner at the new stadium.

The 61,559-capacity venue, which is set to be ready for the 2018-19 season, will also host NFL American football games, as well as live music concerts.

Tottenham has decided to install Aruba, a Hewlett Packard networking solution, to meet its current and future technology needs.

Sanjeev Katwa, Tottenham’s head of technology, said: “Creating a technology infrastructure to support an enhanced visitor experience requires solutions that can meet the growing demands of visitors that come to our new stadium.

“We believe Hewlett Packard Enterprise can support us on the journey in building one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world.”

Marc Waters, Hewlett Packard’s managing director in the UK and Ireland, added: “Tottenham Hotspur realise that being digital from the ground up is imperative to transform its fan experience.

“We are thrilled to support Tottenham Hotspur in this journey, using our intelligent edge solutions and Pointnext expertise to help build the foundation for a truly digital stadium. Our partnership with the club will help enable future innovation and the ability to provide an enriched, unique environment for stadium visitors.”

Last month, Tottenham hired technology provider RedstoneConnect to install IT cabling throughout its new stadium.

The club awarded the contract to the smart building and commercial spaces technology and services provider to implement the cabling infrastructure at the new stadium.

In addition, Tottenham recently announced that its roof will be manufactured offsite and will cost £20m (€22.7m/$25.5m), featuring a ‘Sky Walk’ experience for fans, as a well as a luxury restaurant that will be suspended from the structure.

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