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Vodafone, Official Connectivity Partner of Wimbledon

Serving up innovation at Wimbledon

VIPs, freshly cut grass, tennis whites, and strawberries and cream herald British summer and the coveted Wimbledon trophy. However, beneath the nostalgia and tradition lies a serious volley of innovative connectivity technology to produce excellent results year after year. And this year. Once again, we’re part of the innovation action!

Smashing it on the move

180 Vodafone Smart Hubs have been fitted into the Official Car of The Championships. The Smart Hub turns the vehicles into a WiFi hotspot, which allows VIPs to have fast, reliable enterprise-grade WiFi connectivity on the move.

With the help of Vodafone ambassador and British Tennis legend Tim Henman, we put our IoT connectivity to the test and gave a junior player a VIP trip to Wimbledon in an All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE.

From crop to Centre Court

Strawberries at Wimbledon are iconic – so getting them right is a must. A trusted supplier of 30 years, Hugh Lowe Farms hand-pick every strawberry at dawn each day of The Championships, ensuring they're perfectly ripe. Last year we helped Marion and her team deliver the best quality strawberries, on time, each day with our Mobile Asset Tracking and MyFarmWeb, a cloud-based IoT solution for farmers.


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Exciting news

Celebrate our Wimbledon sponsorship with Grand Slam-winning ambassadors, Gordon Reid OBE and Alfie Hewett OBE.


we bet you didn't know about Wimbledon

290 million

tennis balls could fit into Centre Court with the roof closed

Rufus the hawk

trained by Imogen Davis of Avian Control, visits Wimbledon all year to keep local pigeons away, and flies for an hour at 9.00am on mornings of the Championships


Wimbledon umbrellas would be needed to cover the same area as Centre Court's retractable roof


litres per second of air conditioned air is supplied to the bowl by the air-management system


retail transactions were made in the Wimbledon shops and kiosks during last year's Championship

Why Vodafone

Customised IoT solutions

Our Internet of Things (IoT) solutions help organisations digitally transform their business with a unique level of service and expertise, offering co-created and bespoke solutions to suit every need.

Simplified and strengthened cyber security

Our intelligent technologies and advanced expertise help safeguard your highly sensitive data against ever evolving threats.

Transformational innovation hubs

Our hubs host a huge variety of innovative solutions, creating an immersive environment for you to experiment in and discover the technologies that could transform your organisation.

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