Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev was yesterday presented with information on all of the latest technological advancements and innovations to be used at the Baku 2015 European Games.
A team from Baku 2015 showcased the European Games’ innovations at the prestigious Bakutel International Exhibition and Conference for Telecommunications and Information Technologies being held at the Baku Expo Centre.
Bakutel is one of the leading specialised exhibitions in Azerbaijan, highlighting the country’s latest technological advancements. The major event is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and more than 250 companies will be present.
The European Games is the first multi-sport event to entirely use cloud-based technology for both infrastructure and software applications, a model that is likely to be adopted by all major sports events in the future.
A new optical fibre network that connects all of Baku 2015’s venue is one of the main innovations that will be of lasting benefit to the nation.
Baku 2015 will also make use of more than 600 kilometres of fibre optic network to connect venues, as well as more than 1,000 kilometres of internal venue cabling to make the European Games come alive.
Mr Adrian Corcoran, Baku 2015 Director of Technology, said: “Baku 2015 is proud to be working with the best technology companies that Azerbaijan has to offer to provide an innovative approach to hosting a major multi-sport event.
“The European Games is an opportunity for Azerbaijan to be at the forefront of technological advancements in sport and we are extremely happy with how our preparations are progressing so far.”
The Baku 2015 European Games technology team are being supported by the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies in developing several advancements that will benefit Azerbaijan’s technical infrastructure.
Bakutel will run until Friday 5 December, and is the largest telecommunications exhibition in the Caucasus region.