Victoria launches VicFreeWiFi pilot


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 21 December, 2015



Victoria launches VicFreeWiFi pilot

The Victorian Government has commenced a pilot of the VicFreeWiFi Network in Ballarat and Bendigo.

The network was designed by TPG to provide coverage within the Bendigo and Ballarat CBD areas. A Melbourne CBD service is expected to be launched early next year.

Users will have an allowance of up to 250 MB per day without the requirement for personal logins.

The network has been designed to allow for seamless connection even when moving between access points within coverage zones.

UXC Consulting has acted as the technical advisor during the procurement and design phase of the network rollout. The company provided input into the government’s tender specification, helped evaluate tender responses and participated in the negotiation of service level agreements.

“This Wi-Fi network will provide a platform on which smart city initiatives such as efficient waste collection and management, smart traffic management and parking, and smart lighting can be developed, following such trends occurring in cities all around the world,” UXC Consulting CEO Nick Mescher commented.

“The VicFreeWiFi network is built with the latest Wi-Fi technology provided by one of the leading vendors in enterprise and carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks.”

Image courtesy of EFF Photos under CC

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