Point to Point Wireless Installation

Overview:

The Green School Trust, based in Isleworth, Middlesex, urgently needed to find an alternative method of connecting their temporary school building with broadband, whilst the new school building was under construction.

Background:

The Green School Trust is a charitable organisation, historically a Girl’s school.  In 2017, a second Boy’s school in the same local area was established.

During construction of the new school, pupils were based in a temporary building within the school grounds.  With the current supply of broadband due to be imminently disconnected due to the building works and no exact date for the supply to be connected at the new building, The Green School Trust were faced with disruption.

Like many education settings, broadband is vital in the day to day teaching of pupils with smartboards in classrooms and online learning tools being used in most lessons via tablets or computers.  Without internet connectivity the ability to educate the pupils would be significantly disrupted.

Solution:

The IT Manager of The Green School Trust investigated the possibility of sharing a broadband connection with another nearby school with their permission and using Point to Point Wireless network.

This project would require an experienced company with specialist knowledge installing Point to Point wireless networks.  With an understanding of the importance to have the most appropriate equipment, ensuring a high level of speed and connectivity, along with qualifications in working at height.

Results:

Following in-depth discussions with the client to understand the requirements of speed and connectivity levels, MPR Technical Services carried out a full site survey to establish the line of sight and distance of the required link.  Then with the site map and through further discussions with client, our team identified that to ensure a 1Gbps Link with upgradeability to 2Gbps a Siklu link between the two buildings would be the best option.

The installation would be completed within 1.5 days meaning no disruption as this could be installed prior to the existing supply being disconnected.

Conclusion and Customer Survey Response:

MPR Technical Services team returned to site in early June, to relocate the link from the temporary building to the now completed new building. Although the majority to education settings were closed due to government guidelines it was vital that the teachers were able to connect online for remote learning and the loss of connectivity would have been devastating for the pupils.

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