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Infographic: The Olympic family most popular social media and online platforms during the Games, based on Avaya network traffic

Infographic: The Olympic-Sized numbers behind Sochi 2014's Network.

Infographic:Top 5 moments of the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony based on Olympic family WiFi data usage

Avaya CTO Interview

Avaya's Chief Technology Officer Brett Shockley talks about the challenges of running a network fit for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
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USA Today online - 7 Feb

The Tech Behind The Most Connected Olympics Ever

Garry Veale, Avaya Europe President, discusses Sochi 2014 and the logistics that go into preparing the technology behind the Games.
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Bloomberg TV - 7 Feb

Sochi Showcases The Power of Avaya’s Fabric-Enabled Network to Fuel Innovation

Avaya’s approach to supporting multiple high-speed digital networks to support communications and collaboration at the Olympic Games will have profound implications for supporting multiple, multichannel conversations between companies and their customers.
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Opus research blog - 7 Feb

How Sochi Is The Most Digital Winter Olympics Ever

For the next 17 days, all eyes will be on the city of Sochi in southern Russia, host to the 2014 Winter Olympics. Touted, hwever, as the most digitally-enabled Winter Olympics ever, the technology stakes are incredibly high for Sochi 2014.
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TheStreet.com – 7 Feb

Amid Olympic Hacking Fears, Avaya Offers Safer Surfing in Sochi

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PC Mag 6 Feb

Five Ways the Sochi Olympics Wifi Hacking Story Is Overblown

Sochi Olympics 2014: 10 Technologies In Spotlight

From innovations for athletes to unprecedented surveillance tools for authorities, look at the technologies that will shape the Sochi Olympics. The 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, will test both athletes and technology.
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InformationWeek - Online – 5 Feb

Industry Voice: Different venues, one network experience: Connecting the world to a subtropical Russian resort

Dean Frohwerk, Olympic Architecture Solution Leader, Avaya, is part of the team responsible for delivering the communications network for the Winter Games in Sochi.
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Techradar.com – 3 Feb

IDC Brief - Building an Olympic-Grade Network Infrastructure

Industry analyst IDC looks at the top 5 challenges relating to the building of the networking infrastructure at 2014 Winter Games.
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Sochi 2014: Customer Interview

Watch the interview with Aleksander Vronski, Senior Vice President of Technology for the Organizing Committee of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

On Demand Webinar

View our complimentary on-demand webinar and learn how you can benefit from an Olympic grade network! Speakers include: Rohit Mehra, Vice President Network Infrastructure, IDC and Jean Turgeon, Vice President, Worldwide Solutions Engineering, Avaya

Off to Sochi

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The Belleville Intelligencer, January 2014

Highest usage of social media

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CTV, January 2014

Sochi Olympics game: Avaya race for the gold medal of network

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ITPro, January 2014

Avaya builds massive Wi-Fi net for 2014 Winter Olympics

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Network World, December 2013

Avaya reaches for gold as Olympic torch makes N.J. detour en route to Sochi

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The Star-Ledger, December 2013

Ottawa lab's Olympic challenge: Providing flawless Wi-Fi for the Sochi Games

The Ottawa Citizen looks at Avaya's involvement with building the network architecture that will power the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The Citizen spoke with team leader Dean Frohwerk on how he and his team learned from the Vancouver Olympics and are now applying these lessons to create a network that will power the upcoming games, which will have the biggest online presence of any Olympics to date.
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Ottawa Citizen – October 2013

Will Sochi be the most connected Games?

In this CNN programme, Brett Shockley explains how technology and communications will be used at the Games, and the extensive preparation required to deliver a world-class communications experience at them. The segment showcases the Olympic Games as a prime example of how Avaya’s technology is transforming the way organisations collaborate together and engage with employees, customers and partners.
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CNN - September 2013

What Winter Olympics technology can teach business

Avaya’s Michael Bayer discusses the many parallels between the challenges of building a networking infrastructure at the Olympics, and the challenges faced by businesses of all sizes when implementing the same.
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The Guardian – September 2013

An Olympics for a Truly 'Hyper-connected Generation'

In this blog, Michael Bayer shares his views on how there’s no greater demonstration of our hunger for anywhere, anytime communications than large-scale international events and goes into detail on how the technology used at Sochi is designed to fulfill those widespread consumer expectations.
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Huffington Post – August 2013

Going for gold? A common philosophy for technology deployments in the new era of communications

Michael Bayer shares Avaya’s experience on implementing network equipment on an Olympic scale. The blog explores parallels that businesses can draw in networking between large projects such as Sochi 2014 and business implementations.
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TechWorld – July 2013

Q&A: Olympic networking

Duncan MacRae from Computer Business Review speaks to Michael Bayer, president of Avaya in EMEA, to find out what businesses can learn from the upcoming Winter Olympics.
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Computer Business Review - July 2013

Consumers as well as the state power Russia’s technology drive

In this article, Avaya’s Michael Bayer discusses the interconnected factors that are driving innovation in Russia. He uses the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics implementation as an example of how consumer demand for advanced technologies is spurring investment in technology infrastructure.
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Financial Times – June 2013

Sochi 2014: One Year Out, Avaya’s Communications Systems Going For the Gold

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Games one year away, Avaya’s network and communications equipment is already being used at key milestone athletic events to ensure a next-generation communications experience – secure, reliable communications anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The Avaya network has been completed and is now in full test mode.
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Avaya Press Release - February 2013

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