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The UK’s roads, public transport networks and airports all play a significant part in the national economy. They help people get to work, allow businesses to function and provide near-countless employment opportunities. In short, they keep the country moving.
There are improvements to be made, however. Today, the millions of people who use these transit systems demand reliable wireless connectivity – to make calls, send messages, pass the time and access information as they move from A to B. This is something mobile network operators (MNOs), transport businesses and the Government must keep in mind.
Work to do
The UK’s transport networks must continue evolving to meet the ever-growing demand for wireless connectivity. Thankfully, this is something the Government recognises, and our roads, railways and transport hubs are at the heart of plans for improved outdoor mobile services - the goal being to create a secure digital future for the UK.
The development of wireless networks within the transport sector is already important, but the need for reliable and innovative connectivity solutions will only become more pressing as we move towards 5G – especially with the future of smart cities and connected vehicles so bright.
In-Building and DAS for transport hubs
The UK’s airports, major railway stations and bus stations are crucial to the national economy, and if they’re to continue meeting the population’s evolving needs, they must be connected.
Delivering a reliable mobile service is one thing, but doing it in a large, often complex environment with such high footfall can be particularly challenging. With most modern buildings made from materials which block radio waves, it’s not enough to rely on signal coming from macro sites outside.
This is why Arqiva uses state-of-the-art In-Building solutions, such as Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Small Cells. By bringing the infrastructure inside, you’re able to give passengers and visitors the fast and reliable service they expect, regardless of which network they use.
Wireless network solutions
Our knowledge of and access to the latest wireless technologies allows us to overcome the various challenges associated with delivering reliable connectivity in this unique, fast-moving sector, and we continue to build on our service offering.
Small Cells, for example, are units that can be installed onto the sides of buildings and street furniture, such as lighting columns, to boost mobile capacity in an area where demand is particularly high or coverage is poor. They are extremely scalable and cost-efficient to install, making them ideal for application across the national transport network.
We’ll work closely with you from day one to identify your needs and determine the best, most cost-effective way to meet them. For example, in situations where Small Cells aren’t the most suitable solution, we can work with other technologies to achieve the expected results, such as DAS.
Robust wireless communications infrastructure
Arqiva partners with network operators of all kinds to deliver and operate robust wireless communications infrastructure – our work isn’t limited to mobile. Whatever you’re trying to achieve, be it the creation of a new private communications network or the expansion of existing coverage, we’re ready to help.
Our experience in wireless connectivity is unrivalled in the UK - we’ve been involved in the development and operation of crucial network infrastructure for decades. That puts us in the perfect position to help businesses and other organisations within the transport sector to keep up with society’s evolving digital needs.
To find out more about what we can do for you, talk to our experts today.
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