MWC installs 1,200 hotspots at Fira de Barcelona

Monday 24 February 2014 | 09:43 CET | News
The Fira de Barcelona, the host venue of the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC), has deployed one of the world's biggest wi-fi networks to cover the communication needs of the 75,000 delegates expected to visit the event from 24 to 27 February. With over 1,200 access points, 14 kilometres of fibre optics and 52 kilometres of internet cable, all 240,000 m2 of exhibition floor space in the Gran Via venue will be covered. The cable and Wi-Fi network has a total capacity of 10,000 Mbps (5,000 upload and 5,000 download). According to the organizers, the MWC 2014 will not only have the biggest Wi-Fi

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Companies: GSMA-India
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