Tech Today w/ Ken May

Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Posted by kenmay on December - 17 - 2013

alphadogg writes “Engineers are putting the final touches on a network capable of handling up to 54Tbps of traffic when the Winter Olympics opens on Feb. 7 in the Russian city of Sochi. The two locations where the Olympics will take place — the Olympic village in Sochi and a tight cluster of Alpine venues in the nearby Krasnaya Polyana Mountains — are completely new construction, so this project represents a greenfield environment for Avaya, the company heading up the project. In addition to investing in a telecom infrastructure, Russia is spending billions of dollars to upgrade Sochi’s electric power grid, its transportation system and even its sewage treatment facilities.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

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