STOCKHOLM, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria will marry Daniel Westling in Stockholm on the 19th of June 2010. The City of Stockholm honors the marriage with a two week celebration; LOVE Stockholm 2010. Thousands of journalists are expected to attend the event. They will spread text, photos and video to the world via the largest temporary wireless network ever built in the Nordics. Swedish network provider DataCom has been appointed Official Supplier to LOVE Stockholm 2010 and will provide high-speed Internet access together with Meru Networks and Swedish network security specialist Clavister.
The assignment from the City of Stockholm is to provide The Media Center, several theme areas and approximately 10 hot spots around the city with fast and secure wireless connections. The Media Centre, which is the largest and most complex ever built in Sweden, will host approximately 3,000 working journalists during the celebration.
DataCom was appointed Official Supplier to LOVE Stockholm 2010 after having delivered a successful wireless network to the Volvo Ocean Race Stockholm stopover in 2009.
"We are honoured that the City of Stockholm selected us among the other giant partners and providers. With over 20 years experience of IT, and a strong competence in IT infrastructure, we are confident that we will assure a solid network delivery, just as we did in Stockholm during Volvo Ocean Race 2009. We have teamed up with the same partners, Meru Networks and Clavister, and together we have built a secure and fast wireless network that is the largest temporary network ever in the Nordics," says Ralf Aspholm, Managing Director DataCom.Reliable wireless coverage Sweden is a strong supporter of technology and for LOVE Stockholm 2010 it is crucial that the technology works exceptionally well. Meru Networks was chosen by DataCom because of its proven ability to support large numbers of concurrent users with predictable and reliable wireless coverage. Meru Network's virtual wireless LAN (WLAN) solution is easy to deploy and scalable, having delivered Wireless-like-Wired™ service for similar, large scale events around the world. "We are very happy to have been selected to provide the wireless LAN infrastructure for such a fantastic event. There will be many journalists from all over the world and countless many visitors connecting to the network. An event like this with many concurrent users, with a demand for reliability and high speed access, is where Meru really shines," says Bo Ericson, Vice President Europe Meru Networks. Meru Networks (Nasdaq: MERU) are supplying more than 50 AP320i access points, from the high-performance AP3000 series platform, the industry's first enterprise-class 802.11n access point, as well as Meru Network MC3000 controllers. Two controllers will share the load and the third will act as a failover. To ensure network performance throughout the event, DataCom will build a two layer system in order to be sure of load balancing and to provide a failover function.