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London 2012 Olympics telecommunications data strategy announced

Jan 28 2009, 09:59 AM

Organisers of the London 2012 Olympics have announced the name of the official supplier of private mobile services to ensure best practice in telecommunications and data provision across the international event.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) made the announcement on Monday (January 26th) and said that Airwave will supply all mobile radio telecommunications.

Airwave has significant experience in this field and is already a provider of similar services to the emergency services.

Chairman of the 2012 Games Sebastian Coe commented: "We are now at the business end of organising the Games and our Tier Three deals are very important as we source world-class companies to provide goods and services in order to deliver truly memorable Games in 2012."

He added that secure communications was vital to the success of the Games due to the logistical complexity of co-coordinating between venues and staff.

LOCOG announced last month (December 24th) that it would be planting 2,000 mature and semi-mature trees at the Olympic Park.

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