The company behind The O2 is AEG, headquartered in the US and well known for delivering many exciting venues, such as Staples centre in Los Angeles. Even for AEG, The O2 was one of their most ambitious projects. It has music clubs, cinema complex with cutting-edge digital projectors, major exhibitions, over 20 bars and restaurants. There is also a large indoor arena accommodates 23,000 audiences. AEG’s vision for The O2 is the world of entertainment under one roof.
From the outset, AEG Europe set out to make The O2 the number one international venue. They recognized that to operate and manage such a large complex venue, they would have to utilize the best of cuttingedge technology and networking. NEC supplied the cutting-edge technology required to operate and manage the venue. As the Founding Technology Partner, NEC leveraged their solutions and competencies. It delivered digital projectors to the cinema complex, RFID solutions, and the backbone technology in the form of a fullyconverged IP infrastructure to support both fixed and wireless voice and data communications.