The technology behind the Vancouver Olympic Games

The switches, smartphones, telepresence and Web technologies that will keep the Olympic games running smoothly and keep viewers in touch.

Bell Canada is claiming the Vancouver 2010 Olympic network as the first IP-based converged network at any Olympic or Paralympic Games. It will be built to provide seamless telephone, wireless, radio and Internet communications services for fans, media, athletes and officials from around the world. A team of about 3,000 technology and telecommunications staff will work with volunteers and sponsors to build, operate and maintain the infrastructure, which will support 15,000 VoIP connections.


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Republished with permission from Network World (view original version)

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