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Free Internet (WiFi) is available in the Main Press Centre, Sub press center (for certain photo agencies), TV compund and the commentator cabins.
The stadium’s local network is connected via two pairs of fibres that take different physical routes to our operator’s (AllTele) main network. Each pair of fibres is linked to an optical 1Gbps switch port at either end. These two 1Gbps links are logically bundled in such a way that a break in the fibre in one of these pairs will not affect data traffic at all. In practice, this means that the ski stadium has a 1Gbps interruption-free Internet connection.
Inside the stadium, traffic is divided into three different networks. Media should connect to the Guest network and log in with the login information you received on registering at the Main Press Centre. There are two other networks at the stadium: one for the operative competition area (Compete) and one for administrative work (Sekretariat). All three networks are accessible via cable and WiFi.
The WiFi network is built with good capacity for managing many users, and is calibrated for easy use. There are 7 outdoor access points around the arena. Three of these are operative at 360 degrees (circular transmission) and 4 at 180 degrees (targeted). All of them are installed and calibrated to cover the operative areas of the stadium. Indoor access points are in the World Cup Office, Broadcasters Office, World Cup Centre and Biathlon Arctura VIP.
The Wifi network is dimensioned to manage normal online work such as surfing, internet services and email, text, etc., with laptops, tablets and smartphones, etc. Those who normally send large files, such as TV reports, sound, many hi-res images, should use one of the places in the Main Press Centre that have a cable connection. These types of data packages take a great deal of bandwidth and risk temporarily reducing the network’s speed, as many people with be sharing the same bandwidth on the WiFi network. There will be 96 places with cable connection in the Main Press Centre and some at the Press tribune for photographers in the secretariat building. If you are going to send large video/sound packages we recommend that you sit in a place with a cable connection.
Tips: If you are connected to the network via cable, turn off the Wifi on your unit so that it does not choose that way to send your data package.