Spectators are banned from bringing Mifi devices - such as wireless access points or 3G hubs - or using tablets or phones as personal WiFi hotspots
BANGALORE, INDIA: London is all set for the 30th Olympics Games, however, is it so to sustain 10 Gigabyte of web traffic is well a question whose answer is, no one for sure knows.
The nine venues of the Olympic Park can hold a total of 1,60,000 spectators, which can soar up to even 3,00,000 during peak time.
Now, it is no brainer to imagine what could befall when a majority of them, if not all, are simultaneously using their mobile phones, smartphones to chat, exchange SMSs, tweet or access internet from the venue.
How so ever, The London Olympics', which you can watch live here, official telecom partners are not leaving any stones unturned either.
Thirty mobile phone masts have been fitted across the 2,000 square metre Olympic Park. British Telecom (BT), which 'expects to see peak traffic hitting 1.7 gigabites per second across its network - equivalent to 13,200 internet pages being downloaded every minute', has installed over 1,000 wireless (WiFi) hotspots, says a report on the Digital Spy.
Spectators are banned from bringing Mifi devices - such as wireless access points or 3G hubs - or using tablets or phones as personal WiFi hotspots,
However, BT Broadband, Tesco Mobile and O2 mobile subscribers will be offered free access to the WiFi, while Vodafone, Three, Everything Everywhere and other subscribers will have to chip in some money to buy purchase vouchers, the report adds.