April 25, 2013

Mercedes AMG Petronas links up with Tata Communications

Mercedes AMG Petronas confirmed a new partnership with Tata Communications which will see the delivery of world-class trackside connectivity for the team at all Formula One race locations using the Tata Communicationsglobal network. With the new partnership,
Tata Communications becomes the 'Official Managed Connectivity Supplier' to the team.

Tata Communications will work closely with Mercedes AMG Petronas to deliver high-speed, high quality and secure track side connectivity, enabling the team to transfer vital real-time data from the Silver Arrow cars at any Grand Prix location to its headquarters in the UK, three times faster than at present. The improved track side connectivity will enable the team to react more quickly to developments at the track and help to increase car performance.

"We are delighted to have agreed our new team partnership with Tata Communications. Formula One relies on data and the ability to transfer our data from the track back to our factories in Brackleyand Brixworth quickly and securely.The Tata Communications global network will play a key role in the team's performance and our ability to react over the race weekends. That we will now be able to achieve our data transfer requirements three times faster is fantastic. Having Tata Communications on-site at the race track to work with the team will be a big asset in our demanding and fast-paced environment, and we look forward to developing a close working relationship with them as we strive to achieve our ambitions in Formula One," said Ross Brawn, Team Principal at Mercedes AMG Petronas.

"The modification and improvement of car set-up and handling is a constant during the race season, and being able to share richer data and to report issues back from trackside to the factory in real-time provides a competitive edge in car performance, both in speed and also in handling and stability. Providing three times faster connectivity for Mercedes AMG Petronas via Tata Communications' global network means that the team has access to secure and agile trackside connectivity regardless of race location - it showcases our expertise and speed to lead when it comes to global connectivity, and reinforces our ongoing commitment to technology innovation within Formula One," said Mehul Kapadia, Managing Director, F1 Business, Tata Communications.


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