UK Firm's Revolutionary Wi-Fi Mesh Powers Rolex Fastnet Race Communications

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With 300 entries, last weeks Rolex Fastnet race was as challenging as ever. Airborne Networks (http://www.airbornenetworks.co.uk) designed and built the wireless communications systems on behalf of Race organisers and sponsors, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Rolex.

With 300 entries, last weeks Rolex Fastnet race was as challenging as ever. Airborne Networks (http://www.airbornenetworks.co.uk) designed and built the wireless communications systems on behalf of Race organisers and sponsors, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Rolex.

As soon as the starting gun was fired in Southampton, race control moved to Plymouth and the media village covered the entire race from the press marquee in the Barbican. This meant that communications had to be 100% reliable and able to cope with all the internet and telephone traffic which accompanies a major sporting event like the Rolex Fastnet Race.

Steve Webber, of Airborne said "This is the 3rd Rolex Fastnet Race that Airborne has supported with communications and each time we have provided an improved service. We have only been able to do this with significant help from other Southwest based companies.

"The Airborne wireless network covered the tented village in the Barbican. Race organisers, photographers and journalists had access to high speed internet and were able to make internet voice calls thanks to a innovative collaboration between BT Openreach, Eclipse Internet and Airborne Networks. BT Openreach performed the temporary line installation, Eclipse Internet are providing bonded DSL internet connections for the backhaul to the high speed wireless mesh network and integrated telephony systems provided by Airborne Networks.

"It was a pleasure to work with such an innovative group of people working in the Southwest and we all wish RORC and the Rolex Fastnet team every success."

About Airborne Networks

Airborne supplies wireless communications systems and consultancy to municipal authorities, event organisers and network operators worldwide, using a unique, patented architecture. Fast to deploy and scalable, at a fraction of the cost of conventional wireless networks, Airborne solutions have been designed to extract the maximum benefit from WIMAX, Wi-Fi and 3G technologies, in a patented architecture which allows seamless communication between the air interfaces via a common IP platform, either as a standalone network or as a solution to coverage and capacity issues for existing networks.

Airborne Networks Ltd. Bowhay, Shillingford Abbot, Exeter, Devon UK
Web: http://www.airbornenetworks.co.uk
Contact: Jonathan Bunce
Email: jb(at)airbornenetworks(dot)co(dot)uk

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