ADC, Qwest keep talk traffic flowing for Democrats

All the talk emanating from the Democratic National Convention this week in Denver is fueling an outpouring of blogs, broadcasts and video streams. And all that talk needs more bandwidth than ever before. ADC is working with Qwest to keep the data traffic from the convention running smoothly, ADC officials said.

ADC is providing an array of fiber and fiber termination products, including patch cords, panels and splice trays, to help Qwest carry the traffic on more than 2,600 temporary data lines and 3,400 voice circuits at the Pepsi Center and Invesco Field at Mile High.

ADC and Qwest are also installing a fiber network at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center, the site of the Republican National Convention next week.

'These presidential conventions, more than any others in our history, are requiring an enormous pipeline of bandwidth to meet the telecommunications needs of media, delegates and other attendees,' said David Rapp, program manager for fiber connectivity for ADC.

The Qwest network has an aggregate data capacity of about 50 billion bits per second. The bandwidth supplied during the 96 hours of the Democratic convention equals the broadband capacity it takes to transfer 514 million MP3s across the Internet, Qwest officials said.

ADC will also support wireless services for both conventions, ADC officials said. ADC's FlexWave Universal Radio Head systems will supply 2.5G and 3G wireless voice and data connectivity at the Xcel Energy Center for the Republican convention. ADC's InterReach Fusion in-building systems will deliver cellular services through its existing in-building system at the Colorado Convention Center and through systems at the Pepsi Center, Coors Field, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Invesco Field and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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