LOCOG

Olympic broadband

Gerry Pennell, the CIO of LOCOG, said the key difference between the Beijing Olympics and London was that in 2008 the iPhone was only one year old and as a result, there was no expectation to provide large scale connectivity for smartphones. But in London, there was such an expectation, clearly demonstrating how far the industry has moved on, introducing a new challenge in delivering effective mobile broadband.

Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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