As the world’s leaders recently united for the G8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, they were supported in their initiative by a cutting-edge technological infrastructure, capable of providing total data traffic and Internet connection security.
Extreme Networks’ products were deployed to form the local network infrastructure by Elsag Datamant, responsible for the management of the large scale IT project required for the G8 summit.
During the 25-day conference, the local area network permitted not only traditional Internet access, but also use of multimedia content for information distribution, in both IPTV streaming and on-demand mode. In this highly sensitive environment, the key elements of the service were reliability, continuity and security, together with all-important high performance. Another key feature was the implementation of a Wi-Fi network coverage system allowing personnel involved in the summit to access the network from practically anywhere in the restricted area, whilst maintaining the measures for security and protection of exchanged information.