Athletes, fans, media, officials and volunteers have descended on Sochi, where organizers anticipate the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to be the most connected Olympic Winter Games in history.
As the Official Supplier of Network Equipment to Sochi 2014, Avaya is providing a full communications experience to more than 40,000 Olympic Family members while interconnecting 11 competition venues, three Olympic Villages, Media Centers, Celebration Centers, Data Centers and Technology Operating Centers.
This is expected to be the largest Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Olympics, and the Avaya network will support an anticipated 120,000 mobile devices at any given time. Fueling the demand for wireless connectivity is the fact that for the first time in Olympic Games history, all accredited media will have free access to high speed WiFi services. The Avaya network will provide fast and secure connectivity for mobile devices based on the user’s log-in credentials.
This is also the first Winter Games to leverage network virtualization – helping the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee to raise the bar in terms of simplicity, reliability and speed. The Avaya Fabric Connect technology has enabled the design and deployment of the Sochi Olympic network within a short timeframe and will also help deliver faster resolution to any issues that might occur. The agility of this technology makes it a formidable tool to manage to the ever-changing, dynamic Olympic Games environment – enabling any last minute move or change request to be completed quickly and without risk.