Siklu is pleased to support the recent Urdd Urban Games, which took place in Cardiff Bay’s iconic Roald Dahl Plass in the bay-side quarter’s public square, with a temporary, Gigabit-speed connectivity installed for the site-specific event. Siklu is part of the effort led by Ogi, Wales’s home-grown broadband company, based in Cardiff, to blanket the two-day competition and spectator event with ultra-fast Wi-Fi access points. This well-known site, transformed into a free sports (BMX, skateboarding, 3×3 basketball, and more) arena for a weekend (18th – 19th June) of competition and activity was a first for the Urdd and Ogi.
The Ogi engineering team installed a fiber link to the roadway bordering the public square but could not install a hard wire across the road due to various limitations and time constraints, as the project began the last week of May. Therefore, Ogi leveraged Siklu’s MultiHaul ™ TG Series, known as the “Gigabit-in-a-box” which consists of a MultiHaul™ base and a terminal unit to create a point-to-point Gigabit radio link operating over congestion-free millimeter waves. Ogi is leveraging the advantages of mmWave – gigabit capacity, immunity to interference, and always-on reliability – to cross the roadway and connect to the mesh of Wi-Fi access points serving the venue, which measures approximately 200 meters (about half the height of the Empire State Building) long and 100 meters (about the length of a football field) wide.
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