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Huawei announces Raiders ICT platform launch

Huawei is proud to announce today the launch of the new Information Communications & Technology (ICT) platform at the recently opened Huawei Raiders Training Centre – home of National Rugby League leaders the Canberra Raiders - in very heart of the national capital.

The new Huawei Raiders ICT platform will help the Raiders take their business and playing operations to the next level with the platform delivering ultra-fast Wi-Fi connectivity across the entire office complex and training ground area.

Covering the entire Huawei Raiders Training Centre with high-speed wireless connectivity will enable Raiders coaching staff to deliver data-driven training schedules to the Raiders playing group and also fully use HD video streaming of live and recorded content during training sessions.

In addition, the new ICT platform also delivers a full range of additional Huawei technology including a video theatre for match analysis, fully connected security cameras, video-conferencing facilities for business and playing staff, a fully integrated phone and data-networking system as well as full IT and data storage systems.

Although the Huawei Raiders Training Centre was officially opened to the public on March 6th the club were not able to fully relocate all operational and facilities to the new HQ as it had not yet been connected to high-speed broadband.

During the enforced isolation period the Huawei Raiders Training Centre was connected to the National Broadband Network and the complex now enjoys ubiquitous high-speed broadband for administrative and playing staff.

Don Furner, Canberra Raiders CEO said:

“The Raiders have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Huawei over nearly a decade with many great moments together – but the opening of the new ICT facilities is probably the best yet.

“Over the last decade we have had the chance to show Huawei what we can do on the football field but in delivering our ICT platform Huawei has Huawei has shown us again what they can deliver on the technology field and we are blown away by the end result.

“The high-speed wireless connectivity that we now enjoy is going to help give us that extra edge over our opponents on the training paddock by helping us prepare the players better each week for the NRL – there’s no looking back for us now.”

Theodore Shao, Huawei Australia Head of Enterprise said:

“It has been a huge honor for Huawei to deliver our technology to the Huawei Raiders Training Centre – this is a project we are extremely proud of.

“We would like to thank all of our partners, especially Kinetix Networks who played a crucial role, that have been involved in helping this happen and delivering an ICT platform to the Canberra Raiders that is unrivalled in Australian sport.

“At Huawei our stated goal is creating technology that will help improve the lives of everybody through delivering better connectivity - and that’s exactly what we hope to achieve with our new ICT platform at the Huawei Raiders Training Centre.”

James Howell of Kinetix Networks said:

“Kinetix Networks is honoured to have been able to work on this exciting project with the Canberra Raiders and Huawei.

“The Raiders utilised a fantastic project management team that allowed for all the parties involved in this project to work closely and collaboratively together which lead to the delivery of a world class facility. 

“We have been able to deliver a best-in-class information system for the Raiders as well as connect them with high speed Enterprise Ethernet through the National Broadband Network. “