Tata Comm to supply broadcast solutions for Formula One

Tata Communications today announced its deal with Formula One Management (FOM) to provide fiber and satellite solution to broadcasters for the GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup racing series.
Tata Communications will provide fiber and satellite solution to broadcasters from across the globe at the 12 race locations in 2015.
Broadcasters can benefit from Tata Communications’ Race Network Operations Centre (NOC) at the Formula 1 Technical Center.
Tata Communications already provides MPLS, Internet access and managed hosting and security, as well as Content Delivery Network (CDN) and co-location services for FOM. Since 2012 Tata Communications has supported 57 races with over 400 hours of live service management.
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team and Chello DMC, which distributes to Dutch sports channel Sport1, are also benefitting from Tata Communications platform which delivers connectivity services.
Tata Communications claims that it installs and tests its network infrastructure in two days at the 20 race locations, then dismantles it in three hours after the races.
“By consolidating fixed line connectivity needs with Tata Communications, Formula One will be able to take the greatest possible advantage of that infrastructure and tap into the versatility, on and off-site support and existing knowledge and experience of our platform and our team,” said Vinod Kumar, MD and CEO of Tata Communications.
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