Mercator scores with FIFA

Published November 30th, 2009 - 02:46 GMT

Mercator, the Dubai-based business technology provider, will be supplying all aspects of  IT for the upcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

The tournament, being held in Dubai until November 22nd is the first of its kind to be staged in the Middle East and will see sixteen of the best beach soccer teams in the world compete, including UAE, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Switzerland.

Duncan Alexander, Vice President, Sales and Market Development, Mercator said: “This is a great example of our ability to support  IT infrastructure projects. We’re proud to be involved in such a prestigious project and have a proven track record in delivering the IT requirements for large scale sporting events.”

The comprehensive IT solutions for this event cover the provision of information technology to the stadium, media facilities, FIFA offices and the hotels where the players, referees and VIPs will be hosted. This includes provision of high speed fixed line and wireless internet connections including cabling and hardware, all PCs, laptops and printers and on-site support services.

According to Salah Tahlak, Tournament Director, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, it is Mercator’s solid track record and ability to provide end to end, seamless solutions that make them the ideal IT partner. “Real-time communication flow will ensure that we are able to provide the latest tournament results and action, both to key officials and spectators, here in the UAE and across the globe,” said Tahlak.

This marks another important step in positioning Mercator as the leading IT solutions and services provider for the region. Integrated service solutions have extended beyond the travel and transportation industry, with Mercator’s extensive business technologies portfolio.
Mercator has previously provided full IT services for other international and regional sporting events such as the IRB World Cup 7s in Dubai and the Emirates Airline Rugby 7s and the recently held football match between AC Milan and Hamburg.

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