Access your Pro+ Content below.
Olympic Games 2012: Preparing for a mobile data deluge
This article is part of the September 2012 issue of IT in Europe
This year’s Olympic Games in London have been touted as the most connected in history. With an estimated one billion people set to watch the events and millions more expected to log on to keep track of all the action, all aspects of connectivity had to be examined in the lead-up to the event. But the real difference with London 2012 is the mobile aspect. The increase in adoption of smartphones and tablets over the past four years has been enormous, and the number of devices that will be used to access Games coverage has posed a huge challenge for the organisers. There is little they could do about the connections of mobile networks around the world but, when it came to the Olympic venues themselves, mobile operators have been hard at work with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to make the experience as seamless as possible for visitors. A report published today by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) gave us a behind the scenes glimpse of the planning involved. Data traffic of Olympic proportions Planning ...
Access this CW+ Content for Free!
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
Features in this issue
Find out why Fibre Channel is still the network of choice in data centres.
IT pros use power usage effectiveness or PUE to determine their data centre's energy efficiency. But it doesn’t always give accurate energy usage details in all data centre cases.
What can businesses do to mitigate the risks of employees using their own devices as the trend for IT consumerisation gathers momentum?
Two European manufacturers explain how using advanced analytics give their businesses an edge: Danish wind turbine company Vestas and Nottinghamshire-based Hillarys Blinds.
News in this issue
How mobile operators and the Olympic Delivery Authority prepared for the huge demand for mobile traffic expected during London 2012