Lucent a timely winner with National Games contract

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 August, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 August, 1997, 12:00am

Lucent Technologies has obtained a cabling contract on the mainland to build a fibre-optic and copper-cable communications network for broadcasting sports news of the eighth National Games, a major athletics event to be held in Shanghai from October 12 to 24.

This 100Base-T fast Ethernet network will connect 3,000 points, including more than 20 sports locations, the control room and all news centres. It aims to deliver all game results to the media within one minute and have them broadcast on the Internet within two minutes.