Satellite Solution for the British Open Golf

Satellite Solutions Worldwide’s business service provider Tariam continued its summer of high profile events by providing a temporary satellite broadband connection for the British Open Golf last month.

Satellite Solutions was called in to assist the event’s Press Centre to efficiently dispatch the coverage generated by several hundred visiting journalists.

The historic competition for the famous Claret Jug, or to give it its proper name The Golf Champion Trophy, was back at Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast for the first time since 1994.

Satellite Solutions Sales Director Selwyn Petterson said “We live in a news hungry world but also in a media environment where news is old in a few hours. Few sporting venues have the broadband capacity online all year round to rapidly transmit the enormous number of high resolution images that a world class event like this can generate during high profile periods of play.
“We were very happy to come in and provide extra capacity for the Royal and Ancient to ensure that golf fans around the world can keep up with the action in real-time”.

Our Project Team provided an uncontended 5 Mb download 3 Mb upload satellite connection which worked in tandem with the existing fixed line facilities for the duration of the event.

Selwyn said “Our ‘Events Hire Service’ is obviously ideal for sporting occasions that need a temporary super-fast connection or just extra ‘horsepower’ for short periods, but obviously its a huge honour to be chosen to support such a high profile global fixture”.

The Open Golf at Turnberry was staged on 16th – 19th July 2009, and moves on to St. Andrews for 2010.