Demand for Connectivity at the Jubilee Pageant
Since its inception in 2001, Pylon One has evolved from being primarily a video company to an organisation at the forefront of delivering innovative, robust communications services to major events and conferences across the globe. They are globally renowned as an industry leader in the design and provisioning of enterprise-grade communications infrastructures for the events industry. The demand for robust and effective wireless networks is increasing at an exponential rate and nowhere was this more evident than during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which commemorated the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and provided an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of the British public and tourists from around the world to celebrate the historic milestone.
Pylon One was awarded this prestigious assignment by Arcadis – a design and consultancy organization that holds the contract with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to deliver major Royal and State ceremonial events – and by the Platinum Jubilee Pageant committee, the official organising company for all Pageant events. And Siklu was honoured to be chosen to provide the required connectivity for the CCTV and Wi-Fi infrastructure for the celebrations, which took place across large parts of central London. Siklu radios were used to backhaul hundreds of communications links for the cameras and Wi-Fi access points and the project was managed and executed by Pylon One, Siklu and WifiGear, who were the distributor working with and supporting the Pylon One team throughout the project.