Brazil World Cup Stadiums to offer 50 Gbps fibre networks
People are used to using WiFi hotspots and getting speeds that are acceptable but nothing to be proud of, and there is a chance that with each of the 12 stadiums that will host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil having two 50 Gbps connections people will be able to share all their amazing thoughts on the matches.
While access to two 50 Gbps connections sounds incredible, if you consider that a stadium may hold 100,000 people, this actually works out at 50 Kbps each, assuming one of the links is reserved for official media use. So still will rely on not everyone trying to upload their photos of an amazing goal to the Internet at the same instant.
The Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo makes a very sensible point, that fans attending the tournament next year may want to buy a local sim for their phone to avoid excessive roaming fees, and also that Brazil uses 2.5GHz for its newly launched 4G service. Brazil will in time move to what is going to be become a standard frequency for 4G which is 700MHz but this requires the transition to digital TV broadcasts to complete, in the UK while we are fully digital for TV now, the digital TV still occupies the 700MHz band and is not likely to be moved until 2018.