Telstra picked to make Royal Opera House fixed wireless network sing
The Royal Opera House has announced a widescale digital transformation project that will see the British music venue partner with Telstra to upgrade its fixed wireless network.
The partnership is a part of the Royal Opera House’s wider digital modernisation plans. The first step in this partnership will see the Australian-based telco unify the ROH’s networks to provide a fixed wireless service that improves performance, availability and security.
By upgrading the network, creatives working at the ROH – which is situated in London’s West End – will be able to access a digitally enhanced ecosystem, allowing them to scope and plan productions before arriving at the iconic venue.
The new network will also enable the ROH to produce, share and publish online performance content and materials, digitally interacting with patrons, visitors, audiences, sponsors and key industry stakeholders Telstra said.
James Whitehead, CTO at the Royal Opera House said: “Fuelled by the need to reduce costs, improve revenue generation and protect the security and resilience of the organisation, the Royal Opera House has embarked on widescale business and digital transformation efforts.”
He added that the latest stage in the cultural events venue’s DTX journey was all about providing it was scalable, secure, high-performance networks that were able to meet service, stage and broadcast requirements, as well as to serve office and public spaces.
The partnership will also see Telstra improve service delivery and IT support, increase visibility across infrastructure for IT operations and support teams, and offer increased performance in terms of rapid issue identification, triage and resolution.
The Aussie telco said it will also future proof the network with the addition of Intelligent Network Enabled IoT Devices, allowing the ROH to scale the network as it grows.
Though primarily known as an Australian operator, Telstra offers its end-to-end solutions globally, with more than 2,000 points of presence across Asia, Europe and the United States.
Rob Robinson, head of Telstra Purple EMEA, said “The Royal Opera House is an iconic institution, championing more artists than any other UK arts organisation, and a long-standing key contributor to the UK arts and culture sector.
“We are thrilled to be supporting the ROH in this modernisation drive and we are excited that these new developments will improve the ROH’s ability to extend access to the arts and sharing more of its world class content with audiences across the globe.”
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