Nortel, official Network Infrastructure Partner of London Olympics

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Mumbai, Jul 30 (UNI) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited (LOCOG) today announced that Nortel will be the official Network Infrastructure Partner and the latest London 2012 Tier One sponsor.

LOCOG is now well over half the way to reach its domestic sponsorship target.

London 2012 will make the most of exciting new technology and communications to get people closer to the action they want to see, when, where and how they want to experience it, a release issued here today said.

''London 2012 will be the Games for a connected world, connecting people in revolutionary ways and enriching the Olympic and Paralympic experience by bringing people closer to the Games than ever before,'' Mike Zafirovski, President and CEO of Nortel said.

''It will be an evolution of the Games and provide an online immersive environment where athletes and spectators can share their Olympic and Paralympic memories instantaneously,'' he added.

As Official Network Infrastructure Partner, Nortel will be responsible for providing the equipment to enable secure and robust Wide Area Networks, wireless Local Area Networks, call centre and fixed telephony infrastructure, which LOCOG requires to stage the Games.

London 2012's communications will support over 205 international sporting organisations, 20,000 worldwide media, nine million spectators, and over four billion television viewers of the London Games.

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