Olympics 2012: A real time exercise

During the summer, the UK’s mobile operator community got to hone its skills on real time network performance management, when ten million visitors descended on the country’s capital for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

BBC web traffic hit 700Gbps during Olympics

UK broadcaster the BBC delivered a staggering 2.8Pb (petabytes) of content in a single day during its coverage of the Olympics, peaking at a rate of 700Gbps as cyclist Bradley Wiggins took gold.

O2 outage causes concern ahead of Olympics

UK operator O2 suffered a network outage Wednesday afternoon that ran into Thursday morning, leaving hundreds of thousands of customers incensed, with many voicing their grievances via Twitter. Although the service has now been restored, the outage does not bode well for how the UK’s networks will cope with the influx of visitors to London expected later this month for the Olympic Games.

Will London 2012 be the first data roaming mega event?

At the recent Roaming World Congress hosted by IIR an animated panel session highlighted a number of challenges and opportunities imminent in the forthcoming London Olympics. These Olympics have been heralded as a major opportunity for medals to be won and sport to be celebrated but there are also a number of reasons to celebrate the games as a major driver for mobile roaming.