Avaya supplies network equipment to Sochi Olympic Winter Games 2014

Avaya on Tuesday said it is supplying network equipment to Sochi Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Russia.

More than 40,000 Olympic Family members will benefit from Avaya which is interconnecting 11 competition venues, three Olympic villages, media centers, celebration centers, data centers and technology operating centers, said Avaya in a statement.

“Every time the Olympic Family sends a video stream or an image, a tweet or a Facebook post, they will need a robust, fast, modern and highly resilient network infrastructure,” said Pierre-Paul Allard, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and president, Global Field Operations, Avaya.

Avaya said 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. Accredited media will have free access to Wi-Fi services. Avaya network will provide secure connectivity for mobile devices based on the user’s log-in credentials.

Avaya, the official supplier of network equipment to Sochi 2014, said Winter Games will leverage network virtualization.

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 Avaya solution can accommodate sudden spikes in network capacity.

Sochi will deploy Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) technology to distribute 36 HD video channels to each Olympic venue. Due to the ability of the Avaya Fabric Connect technology to distribute video with increased reliability and scale over traditional networking technologies, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee will save money and simplify operations.

Traditional networking technologies generally take a few seconds for recovery. But the Avaya Fabric Connect backbone can recover within 20 milliseconds of an outage or issue.

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