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New Spectrum Releases Drive New Conference on Wireless Networks in Ports

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  • Published by Lucy Woods on 27 Feb 2020
  • Last modified 27 Feb 2020
The battle to supply ports with fast, reliable wireless networks is rapidly heating up.

As Dockside authorities strive to add innovative, cost-saving services across their sprawling industrial landscapes, telecoms companies, buoyed by the increasing availability of private spectrum are rapidly moving in. Against this background, BWCS has announced a brand new conference for 2020 – Wireless Communications in Ports.

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“With some analysts predicting that the market for private wireless networks will eventually be twice the size of the commercial mobile market, there is a huge new interest in this sector.” Argues Ross Parsons director of Transport at Wireless Consultancy BWCS.

“At the same time, Ports are steering rapidly towards smart services based on digital efficiency and solid wireless coverage.”

He argued “We are bringing the two sides together to thrash out the problems and solutions.”

The conference will feature real-life stories from leading Port Operators and Authorities across the world who have been immediately involved in the complexities of specifying and setting up their port’s wireless networks and trials. As with BWCS’ successful TrainComms conference the company has focused primarily on getting the Port Operators themselves to attend and speak.

PortComms2020 is sponsored by Fluidmesh, which has worked with La Spezia Container Port on where it supplied a new wireless network based on its Fluidmesh MPLS technology. Rajant Corporation, another rmain sponsor of the Conference recently supplied a wireless mesh network, based on its Kinetic Mesh® technology to DP World and the Port of Antwerp.

For the first time, this conference will draw together all parties involved in this dynamic sector. It will focus on actual case studies from port owners discussing the issues they face as they start to implement continuous wireless network connectivity across their often complex campuses.

PortComms2020 will take place on April 1st at the May Fair Hotel on Stratton Street in central London. For more info, please e-mail Ross.Parsons@BWCS.com