With a population of more than 1.5 million residents, the City of Bradford is the sixth-most populous local authority district in England. Home to several large national and international businesses, such as Morrisons, Pace Plc and Hallmark Cards as well as large financial institutions. Gigabit connectivity is an essential business enabler for this ecosystem of businesses.
While fibre is a core portion of the Bradford citywide network, it doesn’t have the ubiquitous coverage needed, a limitation that can be remedied with the addition of mmWave wireless. Connexin, a company specialising in building and operating Smart City Infrastructure to support the Internet of Things, was looking for a wireless solution that would perform like fibre but without the enormous up-front trenching costs and problematic timeline indicative of fibre deployments. They needed a fast, full duplex gigabit service with extremely high reliability and low latency.