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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network 107

Posted by samzenpus
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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."
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

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  • No public access? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by timeOday (582209) on Monday December 16, 2013 @07:38PM (#45709433)
    There doesn't seem to any provision for the fans. I glean this from two statements:

    The Sochi network will serve 30,000 athletes, administrators and staff, media, IOC officials, and volunteers with data, voice, video, and full Internet access through the Games sites.

    And secondly:

    In Sochi, Avayaâ(TM)s Wi-Fi network will be split into five virtual SSID-based networks. There will be one network for the athletes, two for media (one free, one paid), one for Olympics staff, and one for dignitaries.

    So it sounds like this network will be just to support the games themselves, not for the general public.

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