Oi network supports 32 terabytes data during 10 days of FIFA World Cup

Brazil telecom operator Oi today said 2014 FIFA World Cup generated data volume of 32 terabytes in first 10 days.

32 terabytes in first 10 days is already more than the data generated during the entire 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, said Oi in a statement.

Oi is supplying internet connections in the 12 stadiums and broadcasting locations, supporting 20,000 international journalists providing press coverage and news, in addition to FIFA’s own telecom needs.

Oi provides Brazil’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 700,000 access points now available.

Data volume during 2014 FIFA World Cup has already surpassed 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil (7 terabytes), Sochi Winter Olympics (34 terabytes), Superbowl XLVIII (1.9 terabytes), etc.

Dick Wiles, CEO of Match IT, the manager of IT&T for FIFA for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, said, recently: “It is impressive to see how the FIFA World Cup has progressed as a whole and primarily in IT. The other fundamental partner was Oi, supporting the activities being carried out.”

Oi estimates that during the first ten days, 152,000 devices connected to the exclusive media Wi-Fi network in the 12 stadiums.

Oi calculated the increase in the demand for services during the World Cup and expanded the coverage and capacity of its 2G, 3G and 4G mobile telephony networks at different key points in the event’s host cities.

The company mobilized more than 4,000 direct and indirect employees to complete the work across its different service areas in time for the event.

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Oi has also provided telecom services for the training centers of teams including Germany, Ghana and Greece, using COWs (Cells on Wheels) to provide connections in remote locations.

Also read: Football World Cup 2014 to generate 4.3 exabytes of IP traffic: Cisco

Cisco earlier said the FIFA World Cup 2014 will generate 4.3 exabytes of IP traffic, which is three times the amount of monthly IP traffic currently generated by Brazil. Internet traffic generated by 60,000 people in a stadium and travelling to games will surpass the busy-hour traffic from 94 million smartphone subscribers in Brazil.

Earlier, Oi supported major events such as the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD) in Bahia in 2014, the 2013 Rock in Rio, the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, the draws for the FIFA World Cup and the Confederations Cup, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, the World Military Games in 2011 and the XV Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.