GPS units carried by cyclists in the men's road race on Saturday were reportedly unable to transmit coordinates back to Olympics broadcasters, due to the network strain caused by spectators lining the route
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The 2012 London Games requires the participation of multiple content delivery providers internationally in order to service intense demand for mobile and broadband video. Tempe, Arizona-based Limelight Networks is in the center of it.
The opening ceremony of the Games is here, the starting gun for massive amounts of traffic to begin flowing across content and service providers' networks in the UK. What have they done to prepare for the surge?
Updated versions of CoPilot Live will help you navigate around the Olympic Route Network and get you to your desired Olympics sport venue.
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
The 2008 Beijing and 2010 Vancouver Games streamed Olympics video without a hitch. But 2012 could be different.
After more than 200,000 hours of testing, Cisco is helping launch the network infrastructure for the 2012 London Olympics, which kick off on Friday.
Key spots in the West End now come with free, ad-supported O2 Wi-Fi, shortly before the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday
Back in April, I looked at the issues surrounding network infrastructure ahead of the Olympic Games and all the pressure they will bring to corporations in and around London in particular.A response from fellow blogger J Watson pointed out that he has personally witnessed network traffic in large corporations increase by as much as 50-100% during an event like the Olympics.
UK cloud services provider Six Degrees Group acquires Datahop, giving it a high-speed fiberoptic network connecting datacenters in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris.
With fewer than 100 days to go to the Olympics, businesses have not been publicly told whether to expect disruption to broadband services, as warned by LOCOG
Google has upgraded its Maps service to include live information about disruptions to the London Underground network in order to try and help the 31 million expected visitors to the city avoid trouble spots and delays in the capital during the Olympics this summer.
Free Wi-Fi will be made available to London's commuters in time for the Olympics. That is, when the Tube drivers aren't on strike leaving half the network crippled for days at a time.
Transport for London is nearing the end of its tender process for deploying Wi-Fi to a network of underground tube stations.The scheme is scheduled to be ready and active ahead of the beginning of the Olympics in summer 2012 and will include 120 locations.
The telecoms company is gearing up to launch an ad-funded Wi-Fi network for visitors and residents ahead of the Olympics Games later in 2012
Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics are testing BT's cloud-based voice network for the event, the telco said on Wednesday.BT said it has delivered the network, based on Cisco hosted unified communications technology, to connect 25 Olympic venues.
2012's Olympic Games in London seem the perfect showcase for the cloud, but with this year's outages it's not clear whether the technology is stable enough, says Lori MacVittie
While some of us seriously debated about privacy and real names on Google+, Google's online social network took a populist turn with Paris Hilton's arrival.
The Chinese infrastructure company plans to create 500 jobs over the next three years, with more than 1,000 more to be created through outsourcing
In hope for completion for the 2012 London Olympics, Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei is bidding for the contract to supply mobile voice and data to the London Underground transport network.