ALE connects with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka to deliver powerful technology for races in 2019/2020 seasons.
Who is Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka ?
It is a talented, energic and motivated professional cycling riders team aiming at racing to change lives. This african based team fights for bigger than themselves. In 2018, they aimed at changing 5,000 lives by offering bikes to communities with restricted transport options. They achieved to change 7,564 lives.
Team Dimension Data season 2019 teaser
Team Dimension Data Qhubeka ALE short video
How will ALE help Team Dimension Data achieve their goals?
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions are supporting Team Dimension Data's success in 3 areas:
- Connectivity: Easy and consistent Wi-Fi connectivity to all riders and staff in all environments, leveraging multiple carrier networks to provide better coverage. Using: Router OmniAccess 5725A with antennas.
- Asset Tracking: Capability to track and retrieve assets in all team buildings, race environments and vehicles. Using: OmniAccess Stellar access points, OmniAccess Stellar Location Based Services, IoT Hub, and Rainbow platform.
- Collaboration: Improved communications and decision-making, and ability to engage with fans and the broader partner community. Using: Rainbow UCaaS and CPaaS.
See the 71 Team Dimension Data races for 2019
Technology at the service of Team Dimension Data!
During the cycling season, ALE will support Team Dimension Data with powerful technologies to enable connectivity, collaboration and asset tracking.
To do this, team's cars and buses are equipped with routers and antennas. Rainbow enables collaboration and services for the team.
Routers and antennas installed in the 24 Team Dimension Data cars
The Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka bus
Team Dimension Data at UAE Tour
UAE - from the 24th of February until the 2nd of March 2019
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka participates to the 2019 UAE Tour.
To see more about this race with video and photos footages, follow@uae_touron Twitter.
To see what is Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka next race, follow them on Twitter at @TeamDiData.
See the pictures of this great adventure !
Read Doug Ryder interview in bikenetwork
The affable Doug Ryder is nothing short of a South African cycling legend.
A prodigious talent as a racer his career highlights include captaining the SA national team from 1993 to 2002, winning the Boland Bank Tour in 1995, winning the 2001 Cape Argus Cycle Tour, representing South Africa multiple times at the World Championships and the Olympic Games. A phenomenal bike racer of a bygone era, however, his role as team principal of Africa’s first ever registered World Tour Cycling Team surpasses his pedaling prowess, by miles.
ALE becomes technology partner supporting top world cycling team
ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise* brand, today announced it has established a strategic partnership in support of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka professional cycling. Together with title partner Dimension Data, the global leading systems integration and managed services provider, ALE will provide greater accessibility to critical analytics and support of Internet of Things for one of the world’s leading professional cycling teams. The relationship extends across the globe to support the full race calendar in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The partnership will leverage Digital Transformation and emerging technologies to make a positive impact on the fast-evolving high-tech world of a cycling team. ALE networking and cloud technologies will be deployed across the team’s ecosystem to support data-driven decision making to maximize overall team performance and fan interactions. Results will be shared and segregated within Team Dimension Data through customized communications applications via Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Rainbow, a secure hybrid cloud communications and collaboration sharing platform.
“We are delighted to have ALE join us in what is a really exciting time for our team” said Team Principal Doug Ryder. “As a team, we speak about a higher purpose not only in changing lives through the bicycle, but also in how we connect people and being ‘better together’. Now with ALE, we can connect not only people, but also the tools and technologies from our partners to help us on our journey to make more informed, better decisions, quicker. ALE pride themselves in making everything connect and we look forward to connecting with them as they enter the exciting world of a cycling team.”
“The sport of cycling can be measured in milliseconds, so it’s vital to have advanced networking technology that captures the speed of data in real-time and across a dynamic workspace” said Rukmini Glanard, ALE Senior Vice President Sales. “ALE’s vision is to deliver the customized technology experience customers’ need to make everything connect. We believe our technology can help Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka maximize its performance through data-driven insights. Together with Dimension Data, we will also aim to create opportunities for the data-hungry fan base to connect more intimately with the team and further raise awareness of one of the world’s impactful charitable causes Qhubeka.”