Cisco replaces Nortel in key 2012 Olympics role

Nortel has been dropped as the official communications provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has been replaced by Cisco.

In a statement Friday, the London Organising Committee 2012 (LOCOG) said it had terminated its contract with the infrastructure provider of bankruptcy “on good terms.” In January, Nortel sought bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in the United States and its European operations posted in the administration. The company is currently selling its divisions as separate businesses.

“The technology of the Games is a huge undertaking, with a fixed term, based on completion of design and construction of systems now,” the statement said LOCOG. “In order to provide” more related Games possible, “LOCOG felt it was vital to work with one company to cover the network infrastructure. As a result, Nortel LOCOG and amicably decided to bring the current agreement to an end. ”

Nortel is a sponsor of level 1 of the 2012 Olympics, but Cisco is apparently a Tier 2 sponsor.

In a statement, United Kingdom and Ireland, Cisco chief Phil Smith said his company was “delighted” the bid score of 2012.

“We will work hard to provide the infrastructure for London 2012 promises to be more connected Games ever,” said Smith.