Patrick Mandl, motor sport solutions specialist, Riedel, elaborated: "Fibre connectivity is very important here in Fl, and also critical for us, because all our communications from FIA to the teams rely on the RiLink
Global Fibre Service.
The signals are then routed over Riedel's RiLink global fibre service to its own data centre in Frankfurt, which serves as the hub for its worldwide operations, supported by a NOC, also in Frankfurt and maintained 24/7 year-round, and then on to teams and broadcasters.
Riedel's RiLink Global Fibre Service provides bidirectional links between the race circuit and the broadcast station, allowing not only the transport of 3G/HD/SDSDI broadcast signals, but also return video feeds, full-duplex communications, VoIP telephony and IP data.
Based on its own global MPLS backbone, the RiLink
Global Fibre Service transports more than just the HD/SD-SDI video signals that would be furnished by satellite links in a conventional production.