Inspire 2018

Microsoft Inspire is a conference held annually for the Microsoft partner community. At Inspire, partners are taught about Microsoft’s roadmap for the upcoming year, network and build connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques.

Our Involvement

OptaNet recently provided network design and support for the combined Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Ready conferences in Las Vegas. The combined network spanned the Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, MGM Park, Aria and The Venetian Hotels, with the Keynote sessions taking place at the 20,000 capacity T-Mobile Arena. Multiple resilient circuits were utilised for the event and full N+1 active/active network core was deployed ensuring no single device failure could cause a network outage.
The event was then monitored in real time by our onsite support team, in state of the art purpose built network operations centres in multiple locations throughout the event. Any issue no matter how small would be detected and resolved before becoming service effecting. We also deployed a dedicated isolated network and monitoring for the Keynote ensuring that any possible issues that might arise anywhere on the network would not affect the Keynote presentation.

T-Mobile Arena

T-Mobile Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Opened on April 6, 2016

Square Feet

Annual Events

Build Cost ($ million)


Why choose OptaNet?

OptaNet is an award winning, full service ISP and a major player in the events industry. What makes us unique is that our engineers have over 20 years working in both the ISP and events sector. This means we have unrivalled knowledge of venues, high-density connectivity, internet circuits and have the experience to identify and solve issues before they become event affecting.

Since 1998 we have been successfully delivering the core network and other related services for Microsoft. In 2016 our experience was vital to the US Presidential Election, and the Iowa Caucus. We have also delivered for eSports where we provided our services for Dota 2 The International. An event with $20 million in prize money and a live stream of the sold out event at the Key Arena in Seattle to 500 cinemas throughout the US.

We also work directly with venues to help them improve their existing in-house infrastructure and can act as a on-site resource for any major events.

For more information or to speak to someone please contact OptaNet on 0203 475 3611 or email


A couple of comments
We know when we have done a good job. It’s because we’re not noticed. We work behind the scenes so attendees have a seamless experience. Occasionally, some of our clients get in touch with us.
We can’t do an event without OptaNet! Brilliant team and support to make sure all of our network needs are taken care of even with citywides of +12,000 attendees! Allison Magyar

President, Dynamic Events

OptaNet delivered a reliable and efficient service for all of our internet needs during a five-day auction. Communication between us and their team was strong and friendly throughout, with us feeling as though were guided every step of the way through a process which otherwise would have been relatively unknown and no doubt problematic for us.. When a last-minute issue with our audio and visual needs arose, they also happily stepped in and offered us an easy solution despite it being so close to the deadline. I would be happy to recommend OptaNet to any of our colleagues in the industry in need of a similar set-up and hope to work with them again soon. Caroline Dennard

European Ceramics and Militaria Department, Halls