China made its mark with its implementation of IPv6 for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. London needs to follow suit — for the good of its games and to help create an IPv6-ready infrastructure in the capital, says Axel Pawlik.

Earlier this summer, the Wimbledon quarter-finals triggered a 70-percent surge in UK internet traffic as the public watched matches online. The online viewing figures in August 2012 are expected to dwarf that Wimbledon surge, as millions around the world log on to watch the London Olympics.

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