Páirc Uí Chaoimh - the first Gigabit Stadium in Ireland

August 08, 2017

A general view of the newly redeveloped Pairc Ui Chaoimh during the match.

Nickey Brennan says Cork's spectacular redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be the first Gigabit Stadium in Ireland.

The former GAA president worked alongside fellow Kilkenny man Dan Cody on delivering the stadium's futuristic IT requirements - one of the GAA's greatest technological feats, delivering services such as ticket scanning, CCTV, EPOS, Access Control, fast wi-fi, TV plus connectivity for internet access for press/media personnel, conferencing, catering and administration services.

"Cork will move ahead of Croke Park, from a technology perspective, by the time we are finished," he told The Kilkenny People. "When completed Páirc Uí Chaoimh will become what is known as the first Gigabit Stadium in Ireland.

"It will be the first stadium in Ireland that will have that classification, apparently on a level with the new stadium being built by Spurs in London.

"We had targeted a range of services to be delivered for the opening weekend and we provided everything that was needed. In the coming weeks, we will commence planning the delivery of the remaining services which will see wi-fi rolled out to the remaining areas of the stadium, plus the upgrading of mobile telephony services."

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