At the recent CityX event, iWireless Solutions exhibited amongst many others at the Future Cities Catapult Centre; and Ravi later presented some of our key ideas surrounding the topic of an ‘open access’ telecom infrastructure.
An ‘open access’ telecom infrastructure owned by the council and funded by public and private investment could assure the quality of connectivity expected, by facilitating the deployment of new technologies and digital services, enhancing social inclusion, and attracting new businesses and start-ups to the area. This can be achieved by a partnership between multiple companies and the local authority.
By granting open access to the digital infrastructure, a larger community’s smart initiatives, and smart city infrastructure can be implemented. An open ecosystem allows innovation to flourish, assuring sustainability, flexibility and future proofing, which ultimately translates into access to innovation and early adoption of new technologies to improve the quality of life in the citizens.iWireless Solutions has over 10 years of experience in the UK market deploying hundreds of wireless networks in urban environments. We have a strong track record, including the City of London, where we have recently designed and deployed one of London’s most technically advanced wireless infrastructures.
As a telecom asset manager, iWireless Solutions are in the position to fund part of infrastructure and, with the help of our partners, could guide and support the council to bid for public funds from DCMS and Innovate UK, amongst others. Deploying fibre and high-capacity fibre wireless networks including IoT, Wi-Fi, 4G and 5G. Our services are tailored to support councils from conception through to deployment and maintenance. We have a strong track record, including the City of London.
From a financial perspective, this approach has the potential to be more sustainable and profitable than the traditional concession route. This allows the council to evolve their role within the smart city context by leading the technological transformation whilst generating new streams of revenue that ultimately will benefit the community.
If you would like to discuss your smart city strategies, or discover more about what iWireless Solutions has to offer, please do not hesitate to contact us: +44 (0)1342 305038 or firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team would be delighted to speak to you.