Building an Olympic Network

  • By

    Michael Vizard

A Need for Speed

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The network will be transmitting 60 Gb/sec – the equivalent of 60 000 novels or the entire content of Wikipedia every 0.5 seconds.
Cisco, in conjunction with British Telecom and Atos, a global IT services provider, is building one of the largest networks ever constructed for a London Olympic event that only occurs for 17 days. Here's what went into its construction.
This article was originally published on 2012-07-25