London Olympics 2012 May Cause Havoc On London’s Internet Infrastructure

Posted on Mar 21 2012 - 7:31am by Editorial Staff

With London Olympics just round the corner, it is expected that the gaming event may cause a “massive hit” on London’s internet infrastructure. The major concern that is rounding up with the authorities, data and mobile vendors and lots other people who are related to it that how London’s internet and mobile phone networks will hold up the huge streaming of data,

James Blessing of Britain’s Internet Service Providers Association said that “there is the potential for a massive hit on the infrastructure,” while UK wireless carrier colorfully said “this summer it’s going to be the equivalent of England playing in the World Cup final on Christmas Day, every day for the 17 days of the games.” Blessing believed the data will be “between five and 10 times their normal output.”

British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Hunt has predicted that the 2012 Olympics will be the “Twitter Games,” and those responsible for London’s network of fiber optic cables, phone masts and Wi-Fi hotspots are bracing for a data deluge as the events get under way. Mobile company Vodafone said it also expected a data tsunami, saying “this summer it’s going to be the equivalent of England playing in the World Cup final on Christmas Day, every day for the 17 days of the games.”

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