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Nortel named network infrastructure partner for 2012 Olympic Games

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games today announced that Nortel Networks is t...


July 30, 2008  


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The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games today announced that Nortel Networks is the Official Network Infrastructure Partner and the latest London 2012 Tier One sponsor.

“London 2012 will be the Games for a connected world — connecting people in revolutionary ways and enriching the Olympic and Paralympic experience by bringing people closer to (it) than ever before,” said Mike Zafirovski, president and CEO of Nortel.

“The network infrastructure is fundamental to the Games and critical to the delivery of its communications services.”

As official network infrastructure partner, Nortel will be responsible for providing BT with the equipment to enable secure and robust WANs, wireless LANs, and acall centre and fixed telephony infrastructure, which LOCOG requires to stage the Games.

London 2012’s communications will support over 205 international sporting organizations, 20,000 worldwide media, nine million spectators, and over four billion television viewers.

Nortel is also a sponsor of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.