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Bell successfully trials 2010 Winter Games telecommunications network

Bell www.bell.ca, the exclusive telecommunications partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Game...


February 10, 2009  


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Bell www.bell.ca, the exclusive telecommunications partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has announced the migration of all of the Vancouver Organizing Committee’s (VANOC’s) communications needs.

 

This includes the Technology Operations Centre (TOC), a 24/7 technology command centre from its commercial network to Bell’s 2010 Winter Games telecommunications network.

   

The network, supported by the TOC, will deliver all voice, data, image and broadcast traffic for the 2010 Winter Games.

   

“Not only have we put the technology in place to be Games-ready faster than any host country before us, but we are the first to build an entire Olympic Games network from scratch,” says Justin Webb, vice president of Olympic Services with Bell. “We have almost 300 kilometres of fiber optic cable running from Vancouver to Whistler, connecting 130 Olympic and Games-related venues.”