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London 1948 switchboard operators
Switchboard operators at the Corinthian exchange at Wembley.
To cope with the additional demand in 1948, some 124 phone lines were added at Wembley for the public.
In contrast, in 2012 the Olympic Park will have full Wi-Fi coverage. Telecoms operators have also been installing additional capacity to make sure that the huge amount of photos sent and video viewed during the Olympics doesn't affect mobile coverage or internet access.
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London 2012 Technology Operations Centre
The 2012 Technology Operations Centre (TOC) is home to staff from all the Olympic IT suppliers, with the idea of getting any problems solved quicker by having all tech suppliers working in one location. It will be operated around the clock during the Games.
Image credit: London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Wembley Post Office, London, Teleprinter Switchboard
The teleprinter switchboard at Wembley post office, used to send out Olympic results.
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