Avaya has been named by the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee as the official supplier of telecoms equipment for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
The agreement was signed yesterday at the annual Sochi 2014 Marketing Club meeting headed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, and David Johnson, sponsorship and key event executive director, Avaya.
As the Official Supplier of Network Equipment to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, Avaya will be a part of the overall Games technology solutions group. Avaya will provide network, collaboration and communications equipment and work with other technology partners to provide athletes, dignitaries and fans worldwide a full communications experience around the Olympic Games.
Avaya will provide the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee with all technology solutions and communication equipment required to create a single Games telecommunication infrastructure which will integrate the competition venues, press centres and the Olympic Village. The solution includes data transfer equipment, including switches, routers and information security systems, as well as communication equipment, such as telephone and contact centre systems. Avaya experts will design and test the systems together with other Sochi 2014 technology partners.
“We are happy that the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has included Avaya in the 2014 Games Vendor list. We are eager to use our experience, innovations and expertise to assist in the organisation and management of this world-class Olympic event.
“We proved our capabilities and delivered the first converged ‘All IP’ network in Olympic Games history in Vancouver 2010, and now we will expand on this accomplishment to bring a new era of collaboration and innovation to the Olympic Games in 2014,” says Joel Hackney, senior VP: global sales and marketing and president: field operations at Avaya.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, says that during preparation for the Sochi Winter Games they will rely upon innovations and the use of advanced high-tech and innovative approaches.