Tech company, Cisco has been appointed as the official network equipment partner of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The tech giant’s networking solutions will be deployed across numerous venues throughout the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area to ensure secure and reliable connectivity for all involved in the LA28 Games.

As the Olympic Games return to Los Angeles for the third time overall and first since 1984, and the city prepares to host its first Paralympic Games, Cisco will build upon its existing relationships within the city and region to leverage networking technology to benefit residents and visitors to the area in both 2028 and beyond.

“Connectivity is going to be integral as we plan to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games all throughout Los Angeles,” said LA28 chairperson and president, Casey Wasserman. “Cisco’s leadership in the industry and experience will enable us to provide the best and most seamless experience for our athletes, fans, partners and community at large.”

“We are thrilled to bring Cisco’s networking technology, powered by AI, to the LA28 Olympics and Paralympics,” added Francine Katsoudas, chief people, policy and purpose officer at Cisco. “The Games have become a powerful symbol of representation for the world, embodying the principle that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to compete. We can’t wait to use our expertise to securely connect these globally beloved events, leave a lasting positive impact on Los Angeles, and amplify the ideals of organisations like Cisco who seek to foster an inclusive future for all.”

Since 2012, Cisco has served as an Official Partner of several editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, connecting and protecting athletes, fans and stakeholders in London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016), Tokyo (2020) and Paris (2024).

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