Aug 01 2012

How Mobile Tech Is Powering the 2012 Olympics in London [Infographic]

As the world converges in London for the Summer Games, mobile tech is hard at work keeping everything connected.

Nothing tests the strength of a network like a major live sporting event. Besides the Super Bowl and the World Cup, there are few major televised sporting events than the Summer Olympic Games.

London, the bustling and historic capital of the United Kingdom, is playing host to the Summer Olympics this year and along with the influx of athletes, coaches, spectators and journalists, the city also is being bombarded by the mobile devices each of these people bring with them.

Esendex, a UK company specializing in SMS for business, compiled data on the mobile data expected to fly at the Summer Games.

Here are a few highlights:

  • 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots will be set up around London during the Olympic Games.
  • 2,500 hours of mobile coverage will be broadcast on tablets, smartphones and connected TVs by the BBC.
  • 2,117,180 SMSs can be sent worldwide in the time it takes Usain Bolt to run his 100m record of 9.58 seconds.

Check out the full infographic from Esendex, below.