Cambridge-based enhanced WiFi and connectivity provider Novahub has been appointed to provide its services to Cambridge University’s Hack Cambridge event, now in its fourth year, supplying internet connectivity to 350 hackers at the 24-hour event this weekend.
Novahub appointed connectivity provider for 4th Cambridge Hackathon
The WiFi and connectivity services will be available for all event participants, sponsors and organisers at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Guildhall. Hack Cambridge runs from 19th to 20th January 2019.
The Hackathon brings together outstanding computer programmers, designers and more from universities all over the world who will build, break and innovate to produce projects that push the boundaries of technology. The 24-hour event has attracted nearly 350 participants and sponsorship from Microsoft, ARM, Amazon and J.P. Morgan, among others.
Novahub’s role is to provide solid, reliable and consistent internet access for the duration of the event, so that all the hackathon activities can operate to full potential.
Connecting 350 people and up to 1,000 devices to the internet in a large confined space, presents Novahub with a very challenging WiFi environment, as demand for bandwidth will be exceptionally high.
Novahub is deploying its specialist WiFi techniques to deliver this highspeed service, to include a customised landing page and terms, partitioned, separate networks for event organiser usage and during on-site support both days.
CEO of Novahub Simon Osborne commented: “This is an excellent opportunity for us to prove the robustness of our internet connectivity and WiFi services in the most demanding of environments. The plan is for all Hack Cambridge participants to have high quality internet access throughout the two days of the event”.
Speaking on behalf of the Hack Cambridge 4D committee, Tim Lazarus said: “We are pleased to have Novahub providing us with wired and wireless internet connectivity at Hack Cambridge 2019. Reliable and fast internet service is a fundamental and challenging requirement, especially for large, data-intensive hackathons. By delivering 24 hours non-stop connectivity, Novahub will ensure the happiness of our 350 demanding hackers. This is just what we need.”
Image: Cambridge Hack 2018 event
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