In 2016, CTIL (Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited) were awarded a concession by the City of London Corporation. Working in partnership with CTIL and O2, iWireless Solutions was asked to design and deliver a world leading, free outdoor Wi-Fi network within the Square Mile. The multi-million-pound project is part of one of the largest investments in wireless infrastructure ever seen in the UK, providing workers, residents and visitors with the ability to access digital rich content in a dense urban environment. This work was inclusive of any column work, such as replacing for suitable height columns, as well as dealing with the power needed to bring the kit live. The existing Wi-Fi solution was insufficient to meet today’s data demands, which required the new system to be radically different.
iWireless Solutions designed a Wi-Fi system with a dynamic, self-organising, fully resilient, gigabit capable backhaul. This meant the introduction of 28GHz Metnet technology from CCS to create the world’s first mesh network of its type and scale. The area, the size of the Square Mile, includes many key London landmarks such as St Pauls, Guildhall and The Gherkin, as well as major transport hubs like Liverpool Street and Cannon Street.
To find out more about how we helped the City of London become a leader in wireless connectivity by reading the full case study.