The World’s Largest Guest Network

Published 28 Nov 2017

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be remembered for the stunning sunshine and for being the year that slope style went mainstream. But in technology terms, Sochi will also go down in history as the world’s largest guest network to date – serving over 40,000 users during the Games and ensuring all of the essential communications to support the delivery of the Games were maintained flawlessly. Behind this lay Extreme Networks, the Official Supplier of Network Equipment to Sochi 2014, and a tale of pioneering technology, comprehensive long-term planning and relentless attention to detail, not only during the Games themselves but from the earliest stages of network design.

Technology Needs:
  • Construct a brand-new network infrastructure for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Respond to an evolving scope of work
  • Deploy and manage the world’s largest guest network

Benefits of the network solution included:

  • Outstanding user experience for media, athletes, and officials throughout the Games
  • High-performance networking now available across Sochi and the region
  • Hundreds of local staff now have knowledge and skills of advanced Extreme and networking solutions

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