CTTS Technical Services was responsible for the installation, termination and testing of all Broadcast fibre optical cabling with over twenty thousand fibre links installed on all 32 London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games venues. CTTS was approached for a technical solution for a rapid termination method amongst the traditional splicing and jointing techniques into Hellermann Tyton’s closures for all Broadcast, 3D TV, HD TV, RF, Replay, Commentary Control Synchronisation, 200 Outside Broadcast Trucks, Sat Farm, SKY IT, BBC and the International Broadcast Centre for the worlds media.
The project started earlier in the year with the cabling of the main stadium and all the venues on the Olympic park, to the Off park venues as far north as Hampden Park in Glasgow to the sailing venue in Weymouth in the south, taking in some of the iconic sporting venues in the UK such as Old Trafford, St James’s Park, Millennium Stadium, Wimbledon, Eaton Dorney and Lords Cricket Ground. Venues around London included The Mall, Hyde Park, Greenwich Park, Horse Guards Parade, Wembley Stadium and the O2 North Greenwich Arena.
CTTS Technical Services was also contracted for emergency response cover for all venues during the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Martyn Cook, CTTS Group Chairman, speaking at the Group’s Headquarters said "The CTTS reputation for technical excellence across Europe preceded the approach by the games organisations responsible for all broadcast rights. CTTS was their natural choice to take on a large volume project such as the Olympic Games where mission critical optical fibre links had to be technically precise and reliable." Martyn went on to say "We were very pleased to be involved in such a successful truly digital Games. As a worldwide multi national event dealing with the world’s media was challenging and very rewarding. Our reputation received numerous endorsements leading up to, during and after the Games. We look forward to contributing to other major sporting events around the world."
"Just want to pass on my thanks to you and the rest of the team at CTTS for the training and after care support. The work placement went well, I picked up some valuable experience and really enjoyed it. I have just been offered work as a Fibre Engineer and can’t thank you enough."