Photo - Mercedes AMG Petronas team
Under a new partnership agreement, Tata Communications, which has been designated as the 'Official Managed Connectivity Supplier, will provide trackside connectivity for the Mercedes AMG Petronas race team at all Formula One race locations.
"Formula One relies on data and the ability to transfer our data from the track back to our factories in Brackley and Brixworth quickly and securely," said Mercedes AMG Petronas' team principal, Ross Brawn.
"The Tata Communications global network will play a key role in the team's performance and our ability to react over the race weekends," said Brawn. "That we will now be able to achieve our data transfer requirements three times faster is fantastic. Having Tata Communications on-site at the race track to work with the team will be a big asset in our demanding and fast-paced environment, and we look forward to developing a close working relationship with them as we strive to achieve our ambitions in Formula One."
Tata Communications, F1 Business, managing director, Mehul Kapadia, said: "The modification and improvement of car setup and handling is a constant during the race season, and being able to share richer data and to report issues back from trackside to the factory in real-time provides a competitive edge in car performance, both in speed and also in handling and stability."
"Providing three times faster connectivity for Mercedes AMG Petronas via Tata Communications' global network means that the team has access to secure and agile trackside connectivity regardless of race location - it showcases our expertise and speed to lead when it comes to global connectivity, and reinforces our ongoing commitment to technology innovation within Formula One," said Kapadia.
Tata Communications will help the team to transfer vital real-time data from the Silver Arrow cars at any Grand Prix location to its headquarters in the UK. The improved trackside connectivity will enable the team to react more quickly to developments at the track and help to increase car performance.
Part of the worldwide Tata group, Tata Communications owns and maintains a complete ring of cables around the world including the world's first wholly-owned subsea fibre ring to circle the globe and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million sq ft of data centre and colocation space worldwide.
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