Municipality of Riccione – World Masters Swimming Championships
internet service management and distribution
During the 14th
FINA World Masters Swimming Championships held in June 2012 in Riccione, the Municipality expressed the need to guarantee to athletes and spectators coming from all over the world a free WiFi internet connection, fast and easy to access from every place of the event.
That wireless access area was just the first of a serie of hotspot areas that the Municipality of Riccione wanted to install, in order to ensure free internet access to citizens and tourists through WiFi Access Points (AP), connected to the optical network owned by the Municipality.
The problem related to this application was to manage a huge number of network accesses within a well defined area like the swimming stadium, where there was the need to provide connectivity to thousands of PCs, smartphones and tablets used by athletes and spectators during the event.
A wide bandwidth service was required, in order to enable users to enjoy a high quality service. Moreover, each single user needed to be uniquely connected to this service to relieve the organization of its civil and penal responsibility relating to the displayed contents.
Meanwhile, users needed to be easily and quickly identified as for indirect identity association via SIM/USIM card.