This prestigious golfing event offers secure high-speed Internet access and state-of-the art IP telephony, increasing productivity and enhancing the visitor experience.

  • Country: Germany
  • Solution: Business Telephony, Mobile Campus

BMW International Open, one of the highlights of the European golfing calendar, attracts some of the game's greatest stars and dedicated sports fans each year. BMW organizes this tournament providing journalists and  60,000 spectators with reliable connectivity throughout the event and helping everyone to have an extraordinary day at the golf course.

We are very happy to have won with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise as our Connectivity Partner and are highly satisfied with the success of this project which enables us to offer the players, journalists, partners and spectators the high-class connectivity that they are entitled to expect. There were no failures or complaints at all. In short: everything went exactly as we had imagined it, and we would be very pleased to further expand our cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise in the future.

Jörn Plinke, Tournament and Project Manager at BMW International Open, BMW

Challenges

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, the official Connectivity Partner of the 2016 BMW International Open was tasked with implementing communications infrastructure, including LAN, WLAN and IP telephony at the Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof near Cologne.

Delivering connectivity was dually challenging:

  1. The golf course was located well outside urban areas and had weak mobile phone coverage, and
  2. There was very high demand for network bandwidth and data from the organizers, sponsors and partners, journalists, and tens of thousands of visitors who wanted on-demand connectivity.
Products & Solutions

Products

  • Current portfolio of DECT Handsets (8212 to 8262)
  • Premium DeskPhones
  • 8378 IP-xBS DECT Access Points
  • OmniAccess® Stellar WLAN Access Points designed to provide high density in outdoor environments
  • OmniAccess Wireless LAN Switch
  • OXO Connext
  • OmniSwitch 6450
  • OmniSwitch 6560 Multigigabit Switch
  • OmniSwitch 6860E
  • OmniSwitch 6900 Core Switch
  • OmniVista 2500 Network Management

Solutions

  • Business Telephony
  • Converged Campus Network
  • Mobility
Benefits

Technical

  • Thanks to Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solution, the prestigious golfing event is able to offer secure high-speed Internet access and state-of-the art IP telephony.
  • All indoor and outdoor areas are covered: club house, public areas and the course grandstands. WLAN infrastructure is set up with rugged WLAN access points designed for outdoor environments, providing high density on the 20,000 square meter public area.
  • The 1,200 WLAN users required optimized frequency management that have to be significantly more sophisticated than those typically used in corporate environments.

Financial

  • Having a single voice and data solutions supports the organizers’ productivity and enable him to run the event smoothly and successfully.

User experience

  • Players, partners, journalists and spectators at the BMW International Open enjoy reliable connectivity throughout the event, helping everyone to have an extraordinary day at the golf course.
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