Posted by: Tony Bradley
2008 Olympics, 2012 Olympics, Avaya, Beijing, London, NBC, UC, Unified Communications
The Olympics occur every four years. However, because the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics are staggered, there is actually an Olympics every 2 years. Since NBC TV has the contract to televise the Olympics here in the United States for the foreseeable future, that means that every 2 years they need to implement a resilient, robust, high-availability communications network in a new location. They need to deploy the network quickly, ramp it up to functionality, then tear it all down a month or two later and pack it away in storage until the next Olympics. NBC Olympics has chosen Avaya as their unified communication solution. Going with a UC solution rather than traditional communications provides them with a number of benefits in terms of being able to communicate more efficiently across voice, email, instant messaging seamlessly and help the NBC Olympics team to stay in touch.