Photos: IT at the O2 arena

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The O2 arena is huge

Source:  Rex Features

The O2 arena

“The biggest challenge was the structure itself,” said Richard Farnworth, manager of enterprise solutions at NEC. “It’s basically a big tent.” Providing a wireless network was difficult, because of the large amounts of concrete and metal. There are 125 access points in the arena alone. There are two core elements to The O2 hardwired network: a fibre optic backbone coupled to 13,000k of CAT5/6 cabling.

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