The organizing committee of London Olympics has added personal wireless hotspots to the list of items banned inside the venues. The committee has already prohibited the use of bikes, walkie-talkie, and excessive amount of foods inside the grounds.
People who are willing to use their smartphone as wireless hub will not have access to the games. The official website of London Olympics 2012 has stated that smart devices, such as iPhones, tablets, Android phones, etc. are allowed inside the venues but people cannot use them as wireless connecters.
However, it is not clear from the statement that how the committee will exercise regulations on the audiences from using their smart devices as wireless hotspots.
It is to be worth mentioning that British Telecommunications, one of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world, has won a contract to be the official communications services partner of the Olympic event. For this reason, they have already installed 1,550 access points throughout the venues.
People who are not from the UK may have to pay in order to be connected to BT’s hotspots.