Nortel to provide London Olympic networks
Thanks much to its two decade relationship with BT, Nortel wins an exciting contract to provide network equipment for the London Olympic Games.
The telecom company will be responsible for providing BT with equipment for Wide Area Networks (WAN) and wireless Local Area Networks (LAN), as well as call centre and a fixed telephony infrastructure.
BT is already London 2012's communication services partner and the choice of Nortel builds on a long-standing relationship that the two telecom companies have had for more than two decades.
"Nortel has supplied network equipment to BT for many years enabling us to deliver communications services to some of our major corporate and government customers in the UK," said Patrick O'Connell, President of Delivery & Service Operations at BT Global Services.
Nortel will also receive exclusive marketing rights and usage rights to the London 2012 brand and will also be working on the Paralympic Games. Other companies involved in supplying technology to the Olympics include Atos Origin and Samsung.
President and chief executive of Nortel Mike Zafirovski said that by 2012, technology will have evolved to the extent that athletes and spectators would demand an immersive online environment.
"The network infrastructure is fundamental to the Games and critical to the delivery of its communications services," he said.
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