Avaya to provide communications network to connect Olympic operations staff, athletes, partners, news media and fans across the world for 2014 Olympics
SOCHI, Russia - Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, has been named by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee as the official supplier of telecom equipment for the 2014 Olympic Games. The agreement was signed earlier today at the annual Sochi 2014 Marketing Club meeting headed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and David Johnson, Sponsorship & 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 Organizing 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 Organizing Committee has included Avaya in the 2014 Games Vendor list. We are eager to use our experience, innovations and expertise to assist in the organization 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.”
Joel Hackney, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, and President, Field Operations, Avaya
“During preparation for the Sochi Winter Games we will rely upon innovations and the use of advanced high-tech and innovative approaches. The partnership with Avaya is an excellent example. The development of state-of-the-art telecommunication solutions is one of the key challenges in the Games preparation. Avaya’s experience, scale and technology innovations assure us that this work will be performed according to the highest quality standards."
Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee
Notes to Editors:
Since January, 2009 the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has signed cooperation contracts and agreements of intent for $1.2 billion, which is a record for the Winter Olympic Games.
The list of international IOC partners that signed the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 contracts includes Coca-Cola, Atos, Dow Chemical, General Electric, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, and Visa.
Today, the 2014 Games General Partners are Aeroflot, Megafon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Serbank Russia, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus and BOSCO Sport. The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee partners are Ingosstrakh and PwC. Official suppliers of the Sochi 2014 games are Kommersant, Publishing House and EF English First. The 2014 Games suppliers are Abrau Durso, Microsoft Rus, Russian Buses — GAZ Group, Scania-Rus.