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August 9, 2016

Portugal: High-density Wi-Fi to Receive Web Summit

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An agreement with Portugal Telecom (PT) will provide FIL (Lisbon International Fair) and Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL) with the best Wi-Fi technology. The pretext for this initiative is the first of three editions of the Web Summit in the Portuguese capital (2016-2018), scheduled between 8th and 10th November. Considered the largest European event of entrepreneurship and technology, 50,000 participants are expected in this 6th edition of Web Summit, giving rise to 150,000 simultaneous connections.

web summitThis technological partnership between PT and the Portuguese Industrial Association (AIP), owner of the two venues, is valid for 60 months and includes, in addition to high-density Wi-Fi, other solutions. Among them is an Advanced Email Marketing service and the renewal of the entire data network between buildings and local area network (WAN and LAN) in each of them, covering all jobs. Thus, their directors believe FIL and CCL "are prepared to face the new challenges and enable customers, partners and visitors the best ways to boost their businesses."

At the time of the agreement signature, Jorge Rocha de Matos, President of AIP said that, "despite the severe crisis that has been experienced globally, the city of Lisbon has evolved in the ranking of ICCA - International Congress and Convention Association consistently" [it now occupies the 8th position among European cities and the 9th in the world list]. He added, "We have as a goal in our strategic plan to place Lisbon at the European top three and in the international top five, by 2020."


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