Blue Networks have been selected to roll out Wi-Fi to approx. 1800 betting shops around the UK. This is a Cisco roll out with 1700-2700 series access points and an 887 router for the backhaul.
The system is broadcasting O2 Wifi service and is providing public access to William Hill’s customers. The sites are all across the UK and the programme is ongoing. At any time there are between 3-10 fully kitted Field Engineers on this project, supported by a dedicated Project Manager on our side who controls FE’s work flow, kit deliveries and deliverables.
Blue Networks have been carrying out an upgrade programme for TfGM’s 4300 Series Cisco IP Security Cameras. This has involved high level outdoor works at 9 Metrolink park and ride car parks. Cameras are used for both security and car/people counting purposes.
Sites in scope were:
- East Didsbury
- Bury Interchange
- Ashton Moss
- Ashton West
- Sale Water Park
- Oldham Mumps
- Shaw & Crompton
Blue Network Solutions have worked as a trusted supplier to TfGM for many years and are pleased to have successfully completed another key project on time and budget.
Blue Network Solutions have successfully installed 323 Santander branches with 66 OOH revisits and over 180 in hour revisits to complete works. We completed 380 surveys which were run alongside deployments.
Teams would carry out installation based upon our survey and each deployment comprised of the following:
• Installation and activation of router (Cisco 800/1900/2900 series)
• Installation and activation of switch
• Cable install from switch to AP location
• Cable testing
• Patching and labelling
• Speed testing
• Liaising with O2 Team throughout the process on site
• Carrying out connection to customer switch and liaising with Produban Team to perform
• Working out of hours in branches where required
• Securing branch following completion
• Producing and emailing handover and feedback docs on the same evening as works
The deployments have been carried out across the UK, including Ireland and the Scottish Isles. We have had up to 16 Engineers dedicated to installs at any one time achieving around 26 branches per week at its busiest. Engineers are fully kitted with ladders, tooling and test equipment.
Blue Network Solutions have partnered with a key Dutch Telecom Service provider to futher extend our coverage and capabilites across mainland Europe.
Since 2013 Blue Networks have supported FSR/Abellio and Level 3 Communications to design and install public WIFI access into 52 stations across the Scottish network. 26 stations were deployed last summer in time for the Commonwealth Games and another 26 are in the process of being rolled out. We have also been involved with the new Border Railway project, this is first new Railway project for 100 years. Blue Networks project managed both circuit and WIFI infrastructure to enable the service to be ready for the Queens visit in September 2015.
Blue Networks continue to work in partnership with Scotrail/Abellio and Level3 Communications increasing the WIFI coverage for Scotland’s Railways.
Airmagnet surveys were carried out at all sites as well as a detailed infrastructure survey to ascertain cabling requirements. The equipment deployed were Ruckus 7762’s and uses Cisco switching and routing back to a Zone Director located in Telehouse London. Work has been carried out through winter months in the North of Scotland which has had its challenges due to adverse weather, however all deadlines have been achieved. GPS coordinates are recorded for all equipment which is then added to monitoring platform for visual maintenance alerts.
Project Management – We currently provide continued Project Management to Scotrail/Abellio for the purpose of delivering circuits and the roll out of WIFI across Scotland’s Railways.
We have successfully completed a Cisco WIFi rollout for Pure Gym which involved the design and installation of a new network made up on Cisco 1702 AP's, switches and routers at various sites around the UK. In total we completed 25 sites on behalf of our customer.
We have just completed a WIFI rollout across TUI's Crew Rooms at Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Bristol, Bournemouth, Exeter, Doncaster, Bradford Leeds, Newcastle, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and Manchester. Teams carried out WIFI surveys at each Airport to ascertain WIFI requirements and this was then followed up by and installation team who installed Cisco AP's, cabling and other required hardware.