Wireless access restricted during the Olympics

POSTED BY on Jul 26 under Mobile & Web News

Tomorrow, the 2012 Olympic Games in London will officially begin and if you’re planning on spending the upcoming weeks watching it, you might leave your wireless router behind.

The London Organizing Committee of the Games is adding 3G hubs and wireless access points to a list of restricted items, such as phone jammers, strobe lights, laser pointers and walkie-talkies.

Private and personal 3G hubs and access points are not permitted inside the venues.

Android smartphones, tablets, iPhones are permitted, but must not be used as a hotspot or as wireless access point to connect multiple devices.

Journalists who will rely on their hotspots will probably be disappointed, as they need wireless connection to cover the latest news.

The Committee did not provide an explanation for the restriction, but is possible that they want to ensure WiFi signals without interference in the venues.

Source: cnbc.com

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