Boxx TV to Offer Wi-Fi Hotspot at the London Olympic Games


Boxx TV is to provide an uncontended enterprise grade Wi-Fi hotspot dedicated to broadcasters attending the London Olympic Games. It is aimed at crews looking to use platforms such as Quicklink, Livestream, Dejero, LiveU, TVU, Livewire or Skype, to upload news from the London Olympic Park.

The hotspot is designed for sending live streams or FTP with upload speeds of around 4Mbps.

Boxx TV will provide portable hardware to access this unique hotspot, so that crews with or without broadcasting rights can work from connections in and around the London Olympic park area. The Wi-Fi will be operational around the Aquatic Centre, the Main Stadium, the Westfield shopping centre and the public areas and restaurants.


Says Scott Walker, co-founder of Boxx TV: “With hundreds of thousands of mobile phones overloading the 3G networks around the Olympic Park, it is questionable if 3G bonding will be able to offer any usable upload bandwidth for live streaming of FTP feeds.  We will be offering uncontended 4Mbps upload internet connections so that broadcasters can stream live and cut their story and file from the areas around the Park.”

Boxx TV provides revolutionary microwave broadcast equipment designed around ease of use by technical and industry professionals. This ground-breaking technology has been especially designed for the needs of live-to-air broadcasts, ENG operations and is also ideal for Steadicam, portable field monitoring or video-assist applications. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovations and introducing new technologies into the industry. In 2005 Boxx TV’s co-founder, Scott Walker, collaborated with others to win an Emmy for Engineering Excellence.