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IKANO to Provide Data Networking Services for the Salt Lake Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002 - IKANO will Configure, Deploy and Support IP Network for 2002 Winter Games
November 08, 2000 (457 Days Until Opening Ceremonies)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
-- IKANO Communications, a market-leading management service provider, has been named the Official Data Networking Services Supplier for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002 by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC).
As the managed service provider, IKANO will provide the data-networking services and support for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The Olympic Network will be used to aggregate data and information from the Olympic events and Olympic Village and then distribute the information to Olympic staff, athletes, officials, the host broadcaster, and the Olympic website at www.saltlake2002.com. Information distributed over the network includes event schedules and real-time results, athlete profiles, weather and performance data.
"The data network services provided by IKANO will be a critical component in our overall Games technology solution.," said Mitt Romney, SLOC President and CEO. "We are confident that IKANO will be able to provide reliable, safe and timely network services under enormous pressure."
"We chose IKANO because of its demonstrated expertise in delivering high-performance network infrastructure, built-in redundancy, and experienced staff," said Dave Busser, SLOC Chief Information Officer.
IKANO signed its agreement with the Olympic Properties of the United States (OPUS) the joint marketing effort between SLOC and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The announcement was made at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center by Henry Smith, President and CEO of IKANO Communications, and SLOC representatives Dave Busser, Chief Information Officer and Alice Mahmood, Managing Director of Information Services.
"Our assurance to the Salt Lake City Olympics is to provide world-class network services and support that will meet the critical IT and business needs to accurately report, transfer and manage information during periods of very high traffic," said Henry Smith, President and CEO of IKANO. "This partnership will allow SLOC to execute swiftly while immediately harnessing the power of the most up-to-date IP technologies available."
"IKANO expects that this will be an unmatched platform for showcasing its capabilities on a global stage," Smith said. "IKANO will turn in a gold medal performance at managing the network technology for the world's most complex and greatest sporting event."
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