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The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are set to be an event of global importance, bringing together athletes and spectators from all over the world to celebrate sporting excellence. Beyond the sporting competition, these Games also offer a unique opportunity to highlight the importance of digitalisation and connectivity for a city as iconic as Paris. In this article, we explore the challenge of digitalising Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, while highlighting how Ucopia’s solutions are making a significant contribution to this digital transformation.

 

Digitalising Paris for the Olympic Games: the challenges

Some of the world’s cities, such as Tokyo and Singapore, are renowned for their high level of digitalisation. Even if Paris is not on the podium, the presence of the Olympic Games in 2024 gives it the opportunity to take a closer look at its digitalisation strategy in order to offer visitors and spectators the best possible experience. The Olympic Games are both a sporting spectacle and a showcase for the future of intelligent, connected cities.

There are still a number of areas that need to be improved:

Essential connectivity :

The modern Olympic Games are followed by millions of spectators from all over the world. To enable these spectators to follow the events in real time, share their experiences and access crucial information (metro map, traffic, activities, etc.), robust, reliable, high-density and widespread Internet connectivity is essential. Paris will need to deploy a robust and extensive WiFi infrastructure to meet these connectivity needs throughout the city, transport and stadiums.

Traffic management and urban mobility:

Paris is a densely populated metropolis, and the Olympic Games will lead to a significant increase in traffic. Digitalisation can enable the introduction of intelligent transport systems, car-sharing applications and real-time transport options to ensure smooth journeys and minimise traffic disruption.

Advanced security :

Security is a major priority at events such as these. Digitalisation in its entirety will enable the introduction of advanced surveillance systems, secure authentication of participants, and real-time communication between law enforcement agencies and the authorities. More specifically, Wifi security is also essential, with management of access rights, secure data collection in the cloud in compliance with European regulations, reliable infrastructures, etc.

The spectator experience:

The Olympic Games themselves are a unique experience for spectators. But digitalisation will enable spectators to benefit from personalised mobile applications, information on current events, electronic ticket ordering options and refreshments. In this way, it will enrich the overall experience and encourage spectator engagement.

 

Ucopia’s interest in connected cities, transport and stadiums

In this context of digital transformation, Ucopia solutions can bring significant value to the digitalisation of Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games:

Reliable Connectivity:

Ucopia offers secure, high-performance WiFi management solutions. These solutions guarantee reliable, high-quality connectivity for spectators, athletes and authorities. During the Games, this means that users will have stable and fast Internet access, wherever they are in the city.

Centralised management and monitoring :

Ucopia solutions enable centralised management of the WiFi network. This is essential to effectively monitor and manage large-scale connectivity, particularly in high-traffic areas such as Olympic stadiums and event venues.

Security and Privacy:

Ucopia solutions incorporate advanced security mechanisms to protect user data and ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information. In a context where security is an absolute priority, Ucopia offers peace of mind to organisers and participants.

 

To sum up

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are an ideal opportunity to highlight the importance of digitalisation for a modern city. Connectivity, traffic management, improved security and spectator experience are all areas where digitalisation plays a crucial role. This is not a challenge that can be met by a single player. It is the coordination between the various public (cities, transport, etc.), private (hotels, stadiums, etc.) and technological (WiFi integrators, manufacturers, etc.) players that will enable us to meet this major challenge.

And while Ucopia is already participating in this digitisation by connecting certain cities and stadiums, these solutions can be an asset in meeting the challenge of large-scale digitisation.