Sunday, June 3, 2012

London 2012 - 500,000 spectators, 500,000 Wi-Fi HotSpots

I already had a number of posts on the challenge London is facing this summer during the Olympic games with some suggested solutions: traffic throttling (here), cell awareness optimization (here), new wireless frequencies (here) or flooding London with 70,000 small cells (here).

BT recent news is about Wi-Fi.

The ".. official communications services partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games" announced "it is on track to meet its commitment to have 500,000 wi-fi hotspots across the capital in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company has also confirmed it will be the sole provider of public wi-fi on the Olympic Park"
"BT is installing an extensive high-density, wi-fi infrastructure, with nearly 1,000 access points across nine Olympic venues including the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and all public areas of the Olympic Park in east London"

" .. The Olympic Park will be the largest high density wi-fi venue deployment ever and will see more potential wi-fi users in any one place, than any other event before. BT Wi-fi will complement 3G networks and allow users to download and upload as much data as they like without the worry of going over their data allowance on their mobile contract".

According to the London Olympic 2012 site (here), the event is expected to attract 17,000 athletes, 20,000 journalists and 500,000 spectators. 

See "BT Delivers Capital wi-fi for London 2012" - here.

1 comment:

  1. Great news.. These days people expect wireless internet connection anywhere especially in big events like this.a