2012: all systems go?

Wireless looks at preparations for safety, security and visitor communications at the Olympic Games

2012: all systems go?

Is London and the rest of the country ready for the 2012 Olympics? The question goes far beyond whether athletes will be prepared and sporting venues completed on time. Communications will be vital if the UK is to stage a successful Games and ensure the Olympics are safe, sound and a source of national pride.

Wireless looks at safety and security, and visitor communications during the Games. We find out what is planned to enable the police and security services to manage the event, and talk to some of the key players involved. We also ask questions on the quality of experience that overseas guests can expect during the Games. With just two years to go, we find evidence of both reassuring progress and some notable omissions.

INSIDE THIS SPECIAL FEATURE

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Site Report: the Airwave project
We look at Airwaves on the Underground
Signal failure: Visitor communications
No voice calls on the Tube, but there is hope for Wi-Fi
"If we don't get this right we damage the whole industry"
Mobile Data Association chief on the challenges ahead

Written by Wireless magazine
Wireless magazine

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