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1A Need for Speed

The network will be transmitting 60 Gb/sec – the equivalent of 60 000 novels or the entire content of Wikipedia every 0.5 seconds.

2Data Transfer Rates

40 Gigabytes of data per second

3Number of Switches Deployed

2,200 switches

4Number of Wireless Access Points


5Number of Connections

30,000 across 94 locations

6Number of IP Telephones


7Number of Cable TV Sockets


8Number of Live Sites to Cover


9Olympic Firsts

First Olympics to use cloud services – for voice (BT "One Cloud" (HUCs), collaboration (BT Meet Me /Webex) and email security (Cisco IronPort).

10Amount of Network Infrastructure Testing

200,000 hours

11Number of People that Need to be Connected

205 National Olympic Committees500 Olympic Family Members6,000 LOCOG employees21,800 athletes and team officials22,000 media personnelTotal: 49,805