The event at Central Harbourfront featured the world's first fully electric racing series and amounted to ground-breaking innovation in sport and entertainment, attracting hordes of spectators and hundreds of international media organizations.
Satisfying a variety of connectivity needs for live feeds and social media updates kept race teams, exhibitors, spectators and journalists working at full strength, while facilitating transmission of real-time results to FIA Formula E's London HQ. All this called for a service provider able to offer reliable wired solutions along with high-density, high-speed Wi-Fi suitable for a large-scale venue.
Alan Fang, the CEO of Formula Electric Racing (Hong Kong) Limited, said: "HKT was our obvious choice for meeting such stringent requirements because it's one of Hong Kong's largest operators and holds a glowing track record for the best connectivity."
HKT proposed a total project management solution comprising broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity powered by 60 access points able to accommodate 6,000 concurrent users. Each major area - such as the grandstand, eVillage, corporate suite and lV compound - was served by a minimum of 1GB bandwidth. This ensured smooth delivery of services including telephony and fax, while facilitating onsite support and pre-event activities.
The event was covered by more than 500 media organizations such as Fox Sports, CNN, Bloomberg, the UK's Daily Telegraph and Yahoo! Fang said: "Their need to create live feeds and tweets while serving a massive viewership were all met. Online communities make live coverage increasingly important, and HKT Event Services provided all attending media organizations with smooth connectivity - an absolute MUST at a global event like ours."
"Working with HKT Event Services was a great experience. And the quality of preparation, design of solution and monitoring exceeded our expectations," said Fang, who indicated an intention to work with HKT Event Services on future projects. "We look forward to working with HKT Event Services next year in areas such as telecommunications and event communication solutions."