iBwave RF design tools help Linktel prepare for Rio Olympics

Wi-Fi hotspot operator uses iBwave Design and Mobile Planner to augment Wi-Fi network to meet the capacity needs of the Rio Summer Olympics

iBwave RF design tools help Linktel prepare for Rio Olympics

Linktel Corp, operator of Brazil’s largest independent network of Wi-Fi hotspots, has relied on iBwave Design’s advanced Wi-Fi capabilities to deploy fast and secure Wi-Fi networks in several high traffic venues across Rio de Janeiro.

The deployment is required as mobile data traffic at the 2016 Rio Olympics is expected to be 50% greater than the 2012 London Olympics, making it the most connected sporting event in recent history.

An estimated 350,000 to 500,000 foreign tourists and a large number of local fans will arrive in Rio for the Olympics, this influx of people in a city of over 6 million, means Rio’s Wi-Fi networks are going to be overloaded beyond normal capacity, causing numerous bandwidth challenges.

By using iBwave Design and iBwave Mobile Planner, Linktel is able to survey, design, validate and deploy reliable Wi-Fi networks. Some key Wi-Fi projects completed with iBwave in time for the Olympics include:

• Rescue stations in some of Rio’s famous beaches, including Copacabana, the venue for Olympics competitions such as beach volley ball, open water swimming, triathlon and para-triathlon
• 23 stations on Rio Metro Lines 1 & 2, with an average daily ridership of more than 1 million commuters, the stress on these lines is expected to increase during the Olympics
• Santos Dumont National and Galeão International-Rio’s busy airports gearing up to receive a barrage of Olympics enthusiasts
• Several high-end shopping malls, which are sure to see increased traffic during the games.

“iBwave Design and iBwave Mobile Planner work hand in hand to deliver intuitive functionality that cuts down on design time and saves on costs. With iBwave our Wi-Fi projects are completed on time and with extreme precision,” said Jonas Trunk, CEO of Linktel.

He added: “Our engineers are able to conduct site surveys and share the data via cloud with other offsite team members, this has improved the quality of our projects and helped us meet even the toughest customer requirements.”

“We are pleased to be able to leverage our past experience with Olympic venues to help Linktel bring reliable Wi-Fi to end users, just in time for this high profile event,” said Angelica Potes, sales director CALA at iBwave.

“We are continuously evolving the capabilities of our design tools and with the recent release of iBwave’s Wi-Fi offering, our customers now have access to even more powerful Wi-Fi network designs.”

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