Every three years, a different region within Switzerland plays host to the Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival, this year in the lakeside cities of Estavayer-le-Lac and Payerne. Showcasing the national sports of Switzer- land, the Festival includes traditional Swiss wrestling, stone throwing and Hornussen, an indigenous sport where teams strike and intercept a small puck called a Hornuss. With over 280,000 attendees, the organizers of the Championship appointed Swisscom Event & Media Solutions AG to deliver the entire network for the event.
After a planning phase of more than six months, Swisscom’s engineers spent over a month onsite to deploy the massive network, installing over 11 kilometers of fiber, 28 kilometers of RJ45 cables, 180 switches and 200 access points. The backbone was deployed in different meshed ring topologies – all 10 gigabit.
Beside the wrestling arena with over 52,000 seats and various temporary restaurants and booths, Swisscom needed to deliver its services at two additional locations, the Hornusser fields and a campsite housing 23,000 people. Lacking fiber at these sites, Swisscom decided to deploy WLAN bridges, but faced an additional obstacle – they were located very close to the Swiss Military Airforce Airbase in Payerne with civil, military and weather radars. Given the challenges, Swisscom needed to upgrade its backhaul solution and turned to Mimosa B5 backhaul radios to deliver the goods.
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions AG was tasked with deploying the entire network for the Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival
A high-capacity backhaul solution to connect sites without fiber
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions AG deployed Mimosa B5 backhaul radios
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions AG achieved consistently high throughput, in very highly-congested areas, with no interruptionhttps://www.swisscom.ch