A FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 case study

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Regional ITU Consultation on Conformance Assessment and Interoperability for the Africa region (Nairobi, Kenya, 30-31 July 2010 ). A FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 case study. Paul Inglesby, Telecoms/ICT Consultant South Africa. Background information. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Nairobi, Kenya, 30 31 July 2010*Background informationSouth Africa chosen to host the 2010 FIFA World CupSouth African Government signed contracts and provided guarantees to ensure that the event would be successfully executed The government requested Telkom to ensure that the bandwidth that was required will be available for FIFA 2010 ICT requirementsContract signed between DoC and Telkom to provide the infrastructure at the stadiums

  • The football challenge - building a next generation network for the World Cup 2010Events considered in the scope of the IT Solution which required a formal operations support plan:Preliminary Draw November 2007Confederations Cup June 2009 in selected stadiumsFinal Draw December 2009Team Workshop April 2010Referee Workshop April 2010FIFA Congress June 2010World Cup Finals 11 June through 11 July 2010 in ten stadiumsFIFA Confederation Cup and WC2010 critical timelinesNov 2007Preliminary DrawAug 2008LOC Office OperationsJune 2009Confederations CupApr 2010World CupDec 2009Final Draw200820092010Jul 2009IT&T Solution EvaluationApr 2010Global Integration Testing &Team/Referee Workshops

    The football challenge - building a next generation network for the World Cup 2010

  • The communications requirement at the IBC and earmarked Stadiums for the FIFA 2010 World Cup matches can be broken up into (2) two groups:Basic telecommunications infrastructure (WAN), andVenue distribution and access systems (LAN). Strict rules apply to how the services should be provided, e.g.99.99% availability End-to-end service and performance management Dual homing Communications requirement at an Earmarked stadium and the IBC only differ in scaleThe FIFA combined IT&T communications requirements

  • Example of initial network infrastructure action points/tasks/critical timelinesThe football challenge - building a next generation network for the World Cup 2010

  • Example of FIFA Configuration Cup action points (Aps)Confederations Cup StartSatellite Earth Station Testing of VideoNetwork Operations Centre NOC Testing of Network and Config of ServicesNetworkEquipment complete Installation of Rooms at StadiumsMid June2009Mid AprilMid MarchEnd Feb2009

  • The football challenge - building a next generation network for the World Cup 2010Where do you want your FIFA 2010 HD-TV feeds?

    The football challenge - building a next generation network for the World Cup 2010

  • Nairobi, Kenya, 30 31 July 2010*Conformance testing and interoperability (C&I) challengesStatement of Compliance(SOC) with standardsAlways fully comply on a standalone equipment basisMulti-vendor environmentInteroperability takes time and effort and becomes costly and delays the end-to-end services and performance testing procedures

  • Universal services provisioning infrastructureProvisioning for the required video feeds are made by the dedicated NG-SDH and WDM infrastructureAny other basic communications service requirement, from Analogue telephony to High speed wireless LAN connectivity, is provided for by Telkoms IP based NGN network. Remote Ethernet Switch

  • Nairobi, Kenya, 30 31 July 2010*Conformance testing and interoperability (C&I) challengesInteroperability challenges between IMAX (Multi-Service Access Node) and the Softswitch in a multi-domain environmentNetwork operator is expected to resolve the interoperability and systems integration issues/problemsA global C&I program which is acceptable to the entire ICT industry is required

  • Network SolutionPrimary Telkom Regional Exchange

  • Regional and National networksresilience, auto restoration and manageabilityASTN Grooming Node Transparent Lambda HandoverLH DWDM Metro/RegionalDirect Fibre ConnectivityInternational LinkFIFA 2010 StadiumSAT-2SAT-3SAFEPretoria 2KimberlyDurban 1Durban 2Nelspruit 1SAFEKPPCUpingtonMelkbos StrandCapeTown 1CapeTown 2Port Elizabeth 1Port Elizabeth 2MtunziniBloemfontein 1Bloemfontein 2Joburg 1Johannesburg 2Johannesburg 3Pretoria 1Rustenburg 1Rustenburg 2Polokwane 1Polokwane 2Nelspruit 2

  • Nairobi, Kenya, 30 31 July 2010*Conformance testing and interoperability (C&I) challengesMinimised C&I issues/concerns by adopting a single vendor strategy for national/regional optical fibre transport technology platform

    Not the most optimum solution from a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) CAPEX+OPEX+ all other hidden costs perspective

  • Dedicated DWDM Infrastructure utilised for Video Distribution

    Telkom Transport Network

    Telkom Services and IP NetworksCommunications Architecture for FIFA 2010 high level modelHigh Definition Contribution VideoVoice

    Fax

    Internet

    Voicemail

    Video Conferencing

    Call Forwarding

    IBCInternational Telkom Current & NGN Services Networks utilised for standard Communication Services

  • Nairobi, Kenya, 30 31 July 2010*ConclusionSupport and adopt a global C&I program which is acceptable to all ICT role players

    Ultimately need to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with more affordable ICT services for all and in particular in developing countries

    Nairobi, Kenya, 30 31 July 2010Thank you for your attention

    Paul InglesbyTelecommunications/ICT ConsultantConsulting services in Converged Telco, IT and Web domain projectsFixed: +27 12667 2917Mobile: +27 82569 4880E-mail: paulinglesby@telkomsa.net

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