The staging of the Olympic Games in London this summer could potentially hamper the rollout of fibre broadband services in the capital, it has been claimed.
Business broadband provider Fluidata has warned that Transport for London (TfL) is set to ban street works on key parts of the London Olympic Route Network until after the Games.
As such, telecoms firms looking to lay fibre cable in parts of the capital may have to wait until the autumn, the company said.
"Due to preparations for the Olympics this summer, TfL are putting in place an embargo on all planned street work starting on March 1st 2012," Fluidata stated.
"Restrictions will continue to affect us until they are fully lifted on September 30th. However, it is worth noting that beyond this date a backlog of work may exist, delaying installations further."
The firm said it is important to ensure early action is taken to complete Fibre Ethernet Access orders for Optical and Ethernet based services that will terminate on the core Olympic Route Network or require some form of construction work.
"Fibre orders must be placed by the end of February at the very latest if you wish for your service to start before the Olympics," Fluidata added.