Oxford United kits-out training facility
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Oxfordshire technology company LAN3 has signed a multi-year deal with Oxford United Football Club to roll-out fixed and wireless broadband infrastructure to its new training facility. The company will also provide cybersecurity.

According to a statement, the Wi-Fi network – which has been manufactured by Aerohive – will facilitate the “day-to-day work of the club’s employees.” The training facility is set to open in September.

Speaking of the deployment, managing director of Oxford United Niall McWilliams said: “Data and analytics is already an important part of preparing the team for matches and gaining a competitive on-field advantage.

“When you add the work of the rest of our backroom team, we quickly realised we needed a network that’s secure and up to the job of handling this increase in demand. This is particularly the case as we move into our new training headquarters, and bring everything together under one roof.”

Steve Thompson, co-founder and sales director at LAN3, said: As a season ticket holder, I'm delighted to be working with the club I've supported since I was a boy. Under the new ownership, Oxford United has set some aggressive goals, and we want to work with them to provide and support the IT infrastructure that underpins this."

As part of the agreement, LAN3 will feature as official sponsor on the players’ shorts.

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