A WiFi network in your city
City Wifi is an increasingly important asset in a city's service provision. The demand for wifi has only increased in recent years, so you can safely start calling it a basic need. A basic need that residents and visitors of a city expect to be met.
In addition, terms such as Smart City and Digital City are becoming increasingly prominent. After all, we live in an era in which technology forms a leitmotif in daily life and in the provision of services. One of the foundations of such a good service is a smoothly functioning Wi-Fi network.
CITY WIFI – WHITE LABEL
It is important that a city can retain its own identity. This is possible thanks to the Citymesh White Label WiFi platform. This allows the city's corporate identity to be fully extended to the WiFi platform. The city also has full control over the look, feel and user experience.
FRAMEWORK CONTRACT BRUGES ENSURES FAST DEPLOYMENT
Thanks to our partner Dimension Data, all cities in Belgium can easily subscribe to the WiFi framework contract of the city of Bruges. In this way, a difficult and lengthy tendering procedure is avoided. In this way, the roll-out of a Wi-Fi network in the city can be started fairly quickly.If the city wishes to make the investment in one go, this is perfectly possible. However, if you wish to spread the costs over a period of x-number of years, this can be done via one of our managed services.
At the beginning of 2016, Citymesh was selected by the cities of Sint-Niklaas, Merelbeke, Blankenberge and Ostend for the roll-out of an urban Wi-Fi network. The installation of a total of more than 150 access points is currently being carried out. In all cities, backhauling is realized by a combination of wired and wireless point-to-multipoint connections. The services offered on the network are managed centrally via our own management platform.
BIG DATA INSIGHTS THANKS TO WIFILAB
A wifi network can be used as an additional service offered by the city, but its full potential would remain unexploited. Thanks to the management platform WiFiLAB, a great deal of user data is collected and displayed in a clear way so that it can be used.
However, if you, as a city, wish to go a step further, a full integration of the Wi-Fi network in the daily management is one of the possibilities:
- Linking of transport data & parking spaces so that users always have access to real-time information
- Interconnection of the various public services via wireless point-to-point connections
- Link cameras of police forces