If you follow us on socials you’ll recently have seen us sharing footage from one of the UK’s biggest mass sporting events. We are talking, of course, about the Great North Run – part of the Great Run series of races and the biggest half marathon in the world. 

Have you ever stopped to wonder how these events operate chip timing systems, runner tracking or even manage to offer wifi in hospitality areas, press boxes and for live TV streaming?

The answer is with temporary internet network infrastructure – created by the Netcom team – and it’s more accessible than ever before.

The future of events

The pandemic led to a seismic shift in the way people think about conferences, events and hospitality. Having become used to cashless transactions, virtual events and apps for just about everything, it has quickly become clear that connectivity at events – whether indoors or outdoors – is a must. 

And to ensure that your event keeps up with the demands of your audience, you need to be able to offer reliable connectivity – regardless of whether you are in the middle of the countryside or in a bricks and mortar venue benefitting from high speed internet!

Yet across the UK coverage of 3, 4 and 5G technology is such that you can’t let the success of your event rely on this for the connectivity your event requires. 

Whether you’re planning a mass-participation sports event, open-air concert, music festival or any kind of public show, one thing’s certain. Fast and reliable temporary connectivity will increase the appeal and boost the profitability of your event. 

With more than 10 years supporting events like the Great North Run, Netcom has the know-how and expertise to develop a robust temporary event connectivity solution for your event including:

  • Reliable data access points for press or social media teams. 
  • VIP and Press Box connectivity.
  • VIP access to Wi-Fi. 
  • Fast and reliable internet enabling cashless transactions for trade and merchandise outlets or food and beverage stands.
  • Failsafe technology to ensure a secure and stable connection for timing technologies and to provide fast access to streaming services and local networks.
  • Real-time access to data networks for participant databases used by event management or medical teams.

Reliable event connectivity for you

Achieving great connectivity in very crowded, or remote locations where there is little, or no permanent IT infrastructure is a challenge. And not one we recommend you leave to chance!

Whether you need to offer wired connection points for the TV and media to plug into, or a Wi-Fi connection that enables your trade partners to offer card payments for products and refreshments, you need a solution that delivers faultless connectivity with high availability. 

Since 2009, our data engineers have been providing cutting edge temporary events infrastructure to some of the UK’s biggest mass participation events, including the Great North Run and the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Our technical capability coupled with excellent response times, competitive packages, superior on-site support and remote monitoring, means you can be confident in choosing Netcom.

What events benefit from our event connectivity services?

If you want to; 

  • make your event more attractive to trade partners; 
  • sell more high-value VIP tickets; 
  • attract top corporate partners; or 
  • win the appreciation of attending press & media partners, 

you need an event IT company who can deliver market leading temporary events data communication infrastructure that won’t let you down.

Whatever the event, your target market will have increasingly high expectations concerning the availability of internet services. From organisers and welfare teams through to trade stand holders and event attendees, fast and reliable internet is now considered an essential service.

And that’s exactly what Netcom delivers.

Ready to find out more?

If you’d like to find out more about temporary event connectivity and how it could benefit your event, please call 0330 124 8051 or email sales@netcom.ltd.uk and one of the team will be in touch. 

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