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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Customer: Rio Summer Olympics 2016 Size: 1,000+ Employees Industry: Sporting Event Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil "Cisco provided us with the connectivity and security that allowed Rio 2016 to connect with the world." Marcelo Souza Technology Systems General Manager of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games All roads to the Olympics start with a dream. For the over 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from 205 countries who congregated in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, it's the dream of competing at the highest level possible. It's also about standing on the podium wearing a gold medal while their country's flag rises and the national anthem plays. For Cisco, as a proud supporter of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, it also starts with a dream: that when we securely connect everything, anything is possible. Supporting a global event of this size is a monumental task that demands a network like no other. The Rio 2016 Games required connectivity, bandwidth, security, and support for: • 37 competition venues • More than 100 support venues • 15,000 athletes • 70,000 volunteers • 9 million ticketholders • 25,000 media personnel • 123 network broadcasters from around the world All this while delivering 170,000 hours of video content and providing infrastructure for 5 billion TV viewers – up from 4 billion viewers for the London Olympics in 2012. In short, if this network were competing in the Olympics, it would break world records. Cisco Securely Connects the Rio 2016 Olympics to the World 1 © 2017 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Case Study

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