Demand for bandwidth will escalate during Olympics, warns Nexans
Jul 12, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
The results from a recent Nexans survey indicate that nearly 40 per cent of people intend to watch live Olympic coverage at their computers as events unfold this July and August.
There will be more than 2,500 hours of live Olympic TV coverage on offer this summer and the BBC has expanded its streaming capacity to accommodate inevitable increases in people watching content online and across connected devices. With many of the most popular events and medal ceremonies taking place during working hours, IT Managers must ensure they are aware of issues arising from bandwidth, as it struggles to cope with the demands placed upon it.
While it is not suggested that people should be watching the Olympics at work, and many companies may have blocked channels, it has also been recognised that the increased risk of unauthorised absence in the workplace is a real business concern. As a consequence many companies plan to provide some access for responsible viewing.
Nexans have created a paper discussing the short and long term solutions to support the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, as a result of such demands.
For more information, and to view the paper, please visit www.nexans.com/bandwidthboom
Results based on a UK nationally representative survey of 1000 participants
For more information please contact:
Laetitia Redbond/Ellie Swift 020 7886 8440
With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets.
Nexans addresses a series of market segments: from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotives, electronics, aeronautics, material handling and automation. Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and engagement, and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 24,500 people and had sales in 2011 of 7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
In the field of LAN Cabling Systems, Nexans offer a complete range of products and value added services providing improved reliability and reduced cost of ownership for Network Managers and an unrivalled choice of solutions to a global customer base.
For more information visit www.nexans.co.uk/LANsystems
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