London Olympics: How 1948 compares to 2012, in photos

London Olympics: How 1948 compares to 2012, in photos

Summary: The technology behind the Olympic Games has changed beyond all recognition since the international sporting event was last held in London, more than 60 years ago


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  • London 2012 media centre

    This is the media centre for London 2012, within the Olympic Park in Stratford.  It comprises 31,000 square metres of office space across four floors, with room for 6,000 journalists. There are 400 TVs, 1,300 internet ports and over 600km of fibre and copper cabling.

    Image credit: Karen Friar/ZDNet

  • Wembley Post Office London Telephone Call Room

    Back in 1948, connectivity was limited to a few phone lines.

    To cope with the Games, the Post Office (then in charge of telecommunications) had to add new exchanges, international telex services and circuits for the BBC broadcasts.

    Image credit: BT Heritage

  • Wembley Post Office, London, Telephone Call Room

    Another shot of the telephone call room at Wembley in 1948.

    Image credit: BT Heritage

Topics: Networking, Olympics 2012, United Kingdom

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