Fulham FC Signs Up Pipex

Pipex has signed a deal to provide a complete wireless network around Fulham football club's grounds

October 3, 2006

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LONDON -- Pipex has signed a deal to provide a complete wireless network around Fulham FC’s ground, Craven Cottage. Fifteen wireless access points are installed throughout the stadium to enable a ticketless entry system to be implemented for season ticket holders, and give wireless Internet access to photographers and press on match days.

Wireless connectivity enables Fulham FC to offer fans a new ticketing system that provides an RF (radio-frequency) electronic card for all season tickets, eliminating the need for paper tickets. Wireless access also means stewards around the ground are able to use PDAs to gain supporters’ seat information to control the crowds and assist fans before a game.

Matthew McGrory, head of IT at Fulham, comments, "Having new and innovative technology is enabling us to offer a better service to the fans. The ticketless system is simple for the club and fans, and will keep supporters moving through the turnstiles on match days. Installing the system was a big change for the club, and we need a partner we can rely on."

"Supporting Fulham with wireless access is important for us, as the team sponsor, and enables the club to provide up to the minute technology for all visitors to the ground," comments Maria Cappella, managing director, Pipex Business Services.

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