2010 Ryder Cup
Left to right: Darryl Brick, Director, HP Networking, UK & Ireland; Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Director; Nick Wilson, Vice-President/Managing Director of HP, UK & Ireland.

Ryder Cup announces HP as Official Networking Sponsor of '10 event

Ryder Cup Europe has announced that HP, the world's largest technology company, will be the Official Networking Sponsor of The 2010 Ryder Cup to be played at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

HP will provide The 2010 Ryder Cup with a unified wired and wireless network infrastructure to ensure fast, secure Internet access to every corner of The Ryder Cup complex, including the Tented Village, Hospitality Pavilions, Business Centre, Media Centre and the Team Rooms of both Europe and the United States.

The 2010 Ryder Cup will attract more than 200,000 golf fans to the City of Newport, as well as a global television audience of millions, and HP will service the needs of the corporate guests and the huge media operation during the week.

The combination of best-in-class enterprise switching products from HP combined with leading edge IP telephony products from Mitel Networks, the telecommunications company chaired by The Celtic Manor Resort owner, Sir Terry, Matthews,  will provide a robust state of the art platform to provide on-site services and telephony.

Darryl Brick, Director, HP Networking UK & Ireland:  said: "The Ryder Cup is one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar and HP is delighted to be supporting Team Europe as the Official Networking Sponsor and providing a unified wired and wireless infrastructure for The 2010 Ryder Cup.  We look forward to working together over the coming months."

Europe's Ryder Cup Director, Richard Hills, commented: "We are delighted to have HP on board as part of our expanding portfolio of world class international brands and companies, providing a full range of services to meet the demands of a modern-day Ryder Cup.

"As the Official Networking Sponsor of The 2010 Ryder Cup, HP will provide all the sophisticated networking hardware to ensure that the information and communications infrastructure operates in the most efficient manner possible during the week of the match."

HP's Networking business is the world's second-largest enterprise Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN solution vendor, in terms of revenue and has been an industry leader and innovator for more than 30 years.

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