City of Richardson deploys wireless municipal network using Alvarion solution in 4.9 GHz frequency

Telecom Lead America: The City of Richardson, Texas has deployed wireless municipal network using Alvarion Smart City solution in the 4.9 GHz licensed public safety frequency.

The solution will improve the quality of life for residents and for the huge number of commuters that enter the nation’s Telecom Corridor daily.

Alvarion is strengthening its presence among municipalities. For instance, the Municipality of Nama Khoi, South Africa has deployed Alvarion’s BreezeNET B solution to connect six municipality offices.

In addition, Alvarion has deployed its wireless broadband solutions in 300 municipalities across 24 different states in Brazil.

In yet another deal, BusyInternet, an Internet service provider, has deployed Alvarion’s 4Motion solution in Accra, Ghana, a city of approximately 2.3 million. Alvarion’s 4Motion solution replaces an existing solution to deliver reliable and quality bandwidth and services needed from corporate customers.

Alvarion Smart City solution provides connectivity to the City’s video surveillance network that delivers live feeds to police headquarters and to a 24-7 Emergency Operations Center. The feeds can be viewed from any PC monitor within the public safety network.

“During our requisite proof of concept process we were originally looking at various mesh solutions. We quickly realized that the only equipment that offered us the non-stop reliability we require is the BreezeMAX Extreme and so we went for an end-to-end Alvarion wireless broadband network,” said Steve Graves, chief information officer with the City of Richardson.

Moreover, the network also supports the City’s public safety radio applications. Alvarion’s BreezeMAX Extreme base stations have been deployed on various water towers and tall buildings across the city to enable ubiquitous coverage.

Inspired by Kansas’ Operation Green Light, City of Richardson has decided to introduce a wireless traffic digitalization system to manage 5,000 businesses operating within Richardson’s 28 square miles.

It is expected that the resulting improvement in coordination of traffic signals and incident response, will gradually increase regional air quality, provide a tool for local government to better manage changes in traffic and essentially improve the overall quality of life for residents and commuters.

Udi Ben David, general manager Americas, Alvarion, said: “We are pleased to be an active enabler of this smart city project in Richardson, and with our field-proven product portfolio and extensive experience, will continue to help cities meet their growing challenges in serving their residents and improving their quality of life.”

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