Sheffield to roll out better, and free, city centre Wi-Fi
“It’s not just a purely opportunistic thing to say ‘well, everybody else is doing city Wi-Fi roll-outs so let’s stick some access points on lampposts and earn a bit of cash, or get a bit of kudos’. For us, its part of our wider connectivity strategy. We don’t want to have lampposts with dozens of APs doing different things,” says Gannon. “Multi-purpose infrastructure makes the cityscape look less cluttered and less crowded, so having it as planned as possible, with infrastructure and hardware that is as future-proofed as possible, is one of the things we were really keen on doing.”
Siklu’s Millimetre-wave was chosen by Sheffield City Council as, although it has a very short range and its wavelengths are easily disrupted by atmospheric conditions, rain or buildings, it also allows for extremely high data rates, so for this reason, could soon be in high demand for 5G services.