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Tata Communications becomes the Official Digital Transformation Partner of ROKiT Williams Racing

The Formula 1® team will benefit from Tata Communications’ seven-season track record in addressing the critical technology requirements of the world’s most technologically advanced sport

ROKiT Williams Racing has chosen Tata Communications as the team’s Official Digital Transformation Partner.

ROKiT Williams Racing will benefit from Tata Communications’ seven-season track record in the reliable delivery of network, hosting, broadcasting and security services to the F1® ecosystem. The team will use Tata Communications’ digital infrastructure to enable real-time data transfer between the pit-lane garage at each Grand Prix and the team’s race factory in the UK.

This infrastructure includes a superfast subsea fibre network that carries around 30% of the world’s Internet routes. It powers Internet of Things applications across the globe, underpins Tata Communications’ cloud and cyber security services, and enables software defined networking for multinational businesses. Harnessing Tata Communications’ digital capabilities means that even if ROKiT Williams Racing’s engineers are thousands of miles apart, they are able to share vital data and insights, and collaborate on race strategy as if they were in the same place.

“Unlike any other technology company, Tata Communications plays a central role in all areas of F1® – arguably the most challenging technology environment there is. We’ve chosen Tata Communications as our new partner because of its deep understanding of the F1® ecosystem and its unique technology requirements, and the company’s ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to support our team. We know we can trust Tata Communications to deliver at every race weekend, anywhere in the world,” said Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, ROKiT Williams Racing.

Tata Communications has been the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula 1® since 2012, enabling the sport to seamlessly reach its half a billion fans globally each season. In 2013, the company became the Official Managed Connectivity Supplier of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.

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