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Private Network | Case study of Whitehill & Bordon Town Centre

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 3 Dec 2021
  • Last modified 3 Dec 2021
Prince Philip Park is part of one of the most exciting and innovative and largest regeneration projects in the UK. †he development wiII provide sustainable growth in Whitehill & Bordon taking a community of 14,000 people to one with over 23,000 people. Our vision is to make Whitehill & Bordon one of the most desirable places to live, work and play in the region.

The Solution — ıoo% Connectivity

Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) depIoyed a private 4G Long term Evolution (LTE) mobile network in its development of the new town centre which delivers reliable and secure connectivity providing groundbreaking uplink and download internet speeds. To deliver on its ‘digital’ vision WBRC invested in its own dedicated private fixed and wireIess networks. WBRC’s vision was a hybrid network with traditional Wi-Fi but aIso to futureproof the town centre site by adding a 4G LTE private mobile network for some critical services on site such as push-to-talk and IoT.

The technology was designed and implemented by internet  specialist Electronic Media Services (EMS) in partnership with Athonet and Tatnam Consulting.

EMS deployed a self-contained 4G LTE private mobile network consisting of the Athonet 4G private mobile network core software and hardware, 4G base stations with remote radio heads and 4G LTE Push-to-taIk (PTT) software for dispatch operation.  A back-offce software application supplied by Athonet allows EMS to easily create SIMs and authentication devices on the 4G private mobiIe network for WBRC. Additionally, EMS has also acquired new OFCOM Shared Spectrum Innovation Licenses which provides WBRC with licensed spectrum using existing mobile operator’s spectrum (1800MHz, 2.1GHz or 2.6GHz) that is otherwise not being used in the town centre. EMS installed the

4G LTE private mobile network core hardware and software in the existing Meet Me Room in the town centre and installed the remote radio heads or small cells on existing poles in the town centre to provide coverage both indoors and outdoors as well as installing a 4G LTE small cell at the BOSC and Hogmoor Café sites both outside of the current town centre.