P3 device connects athletes, spectators in Rio Olympics

P3 has prepared to keep athletes and spectators connected at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with a global inventory with devices and SIM cards from the world´s network operators, the company said.

P3 said it has had its device service teams in Rio de Janeiro since early this year, conducting driving, walking and stationary tests of 38 known smartphones.

Brazilian mobile carrier Claro and landline service provider Embratel estimate that 27 million voice calls will be made and three million SMS messages will be sent during the Summer Olympic Games. The 3G/4G data traffic is forecast to be 50 percent higher than at the 2012 London Games.

P3 is a global consulting, management and engineering services company, with a team of more than 3,000 consultants and engineers working to develop and implement solutions to complex technology challenges.