Riedel is providing over 6,000 radio handsets, communication accessories, satellite phones, PoC devices, repeater solutions, and a supporting radio network, for next summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The company will also support the Queen’s Baton Relay, which began last month, as it passes through 72 nations and territories across Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Americas leading up to the Games’ Opening Ceremony on July 28, 2022.
Riedel’s Managed Technology division will support the Queen’s Baton Relay as well as critical radio communications across over 40 sites covering competition, training venues, and villages during the Games.
“I enjoyed the immense honour of being a Batonbearer for Glasgow 2014, and I’m proud to be working closely with organisers of Birmingham 2022 to bring their vision for this fantastic event to fruition,” said Paul Rivens, Riedel Communications general manager, UK. “Riedel and the Commonwealth Games have a strong relationship built on a long history. It’s exciting to see how, through sponsorship and direct involvement of our UK teams, Riedel is helping to make this next event a huge success.”
“It’s great to have Riedel on board as our official radio communications provider for Birmingham 2022,” added John Dundas, radio communications and spectrum planning manager at Birmingham 2022. “They are well known for their sports and entertainment experience, in particular for previous Commonwealth Games. They bring with them a wealth of expertise in radio communications, and I’m confident they will help us deliver a successful Games.”
The 2022 Commonwealth Games take place between 28 July and 8 August.