World Cup network ready for kick-off


World Cup network ready for kick-off

Antony Savvas

Avaya says its extensive World Cup network is now ready to cope with next week’s tournament.

The converged voice and data network has been built by Avaya on behalf of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), with the help of various partner companies.

The network includes new security screening technology and a consolidated dialling directory to support 100,000 individuals and organisations connected with the event.

The network connects 12 host stadiums, media centres in all stadiums and the FIFA headquarters in Berlin.

With an estimated 45,000 network connections, 30,000 network devices and support for more than 15Tbytes of data, Avaya says it is the largest converged communication network ever built for a sporting event.

The company says the network has been tested extensively in partnership with its third party hardware and software suppliers.

Those involved with the network include video security solutions company Aimetis, Citrix Systems, Extreme Networks, wireless connectivity integrator Firetide, Juniper Networks, call management systems provider MTS, voice over IP firm MultiTech Systems and video hardware provider Polycom.

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