21-Mar-2012 21:43

London 2012: Olympic Games Internet Speeds May Suffer...

Whilst everyone is hoping for superfast speeds from the UK's best athletes at the London Olympics, experts are warning that internet speeds may not keep pace.

Already hailed as the "Twitter Games", many are predicting a deluge of data as events get under way.

It has led the ISPA, Internet Service Providers' Association, to warn of a "massive hit on the infrastructure".

Businesses could struggle with bandwidth if they allow employees to watch the games at work, it said.

Olympic planners have reportedly already told London businesses to prepare for sluggish service during the Games or even interruptions in some severe cases.

Vodafone said it was going to be a struggle to keep up with the demand for mobile & one of the biggest bottlenecks for the Games will come as a result of users seeking updates via their smartphones.

The huge amount of video being streamed live to the internet by the BBC is another concern.

Oh well, good luck to the athletes at least I say….

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