Belden has won the cabling contract for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, which will be broadcast to an estimated 1.8 billion soccer fans worldwide.
Taking place from 1 June, 2002 ‘football’ stadiums will be set up with static and mobile broadcast facilities to distribute all incoming and outgoing signals.
German company BFE, which builds studios for TV and radio stations, won the contract to build 42 forty-foot containers to fulfil the broadcast needs at each event and supply material for more than 200 commentator suites, 11 recording and presentations studios and up to 32 production units.
Approximately 1.5 million metres of Belden Brilliance audio and video coax cable for digital and analogue applications was provided to BFE.
“The order was manufactured and delivered to Germany in approximately three weeks,” said Paul Cross, general manager of Belden Australia.
“It took a concerted effort by everyone involved, including suppliers, to meet this large demand in such a short amount of time.”
Belden is a long-time supplier to the Olympic Games, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics.