3Com, a leading provider of networking technology, has announced that it has been chosen to provide an extensive network infrastructure with wireless capabilities for the ASPIRE Academy of Sports Excellence, Qatar’s elite new educational institution which aims to transform promising students into Olympic champions.
The Academy will train students in soccer, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, fencing and table tennis, and aims to deploy the most advanced technology available as part of its project to mould the next generation of award-winning athletes.
To connect the facilities on its new campus in Doha, which features academy buildings, playing fields and the largest sports dome in the world – a spectacular structure that will host the 2006 Asian Games – ASPIRE decided to invest in an advanced communications infrastructure. After an evaluation process, ASPIRE selected a comprehensive solution from 3Com, which include a 10 Gigabit Ethernet-enabled core solution, a Gigabit to desktop switching architecture with 10 Gigabit support, as well as power over Ethernet (PoE) technology and a wireless LAN infrastructure.
“Using 3Com’s solutions, we are preparing Qatar’s student-athletes for international competition with the most innovative and sophisticated training strategies available,” said Soubhi Abdulkarim, IT manager, ASPIRE. “3Com is truly the gold medal standard for high performance Gigabit Ethernet networks.” (menareport.com)
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