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SBD Global/February 17, 2014/Olympics
Canada's Avaya Has Technology To Make Good On Games Promise Of Free WiFi
Published February 17, 2014
The company is the official supplier of network equipment in Sochi. It installed 2,500 wireless access points throughout Sochi’s venues, and its systems are processing 1-2 terabytes of data daily. The sponsorship has been good for Avaya’s business. Because Sochi was built from scratch, it was able to win contracts to provide services at many of the new hotels, restaurants and retail outlets being built before the Games. Frohwerk said Avaya’s business in Russia is up 120% since it became a Sochi supplier. It hit its revenue goals in the market two-and-a-half years into a four-year plan. He expects those numbers to rise further after hosting and demonstrating its work in Sochi to more than 70 CIOs it’s bringing to Sochi from companies around the world. Frohwerk: “That’s when it really starts resonating with the customer. It’s not what you’re planning to do. It’s what you did” (More at SBJ's ON THE GROUND Blog).