Glasgow North Regeneration Agency is one of the largest local regeneration agencies in Glasgow. Working with partners the Agency strives to maximise the economic potential of North Glasgow; creating opportunities, stimulating prosperity and advancing the positive regeneration of its communities.
Access North Glasgow is the Agency’s community portal which contains information on learning and development opportunities within North Glasgow, ranging from introductory levels in Literacy and Numeracy through to level 5 Management Certifications.
The aim of the Access North Glasgow portal is to provide an all-encompassing dynamic resource so that members of the community can actively search for opportunities from a number of local education facilities including North Glasgow College, Anniesland College and Stow College.
The Agency recognised that to make the portal a success they required a robust, high speed network to connect the multiple learning centres, drop in centres and the colleges that currently use the portal to promote and facilitate learning.
Boston Networks performed extensive radio planning, path profiling and live link testing throughout the North Glasgow area as part of a thorough design and consultancy process for the Agency.
The North Glasgow solution, designed by Boston Networks, uses Motorola wireless bridges which deliver high-bandwidth and carrier-class reliability in non-line-of-sight (NLoS) environments; where some other systems are unable to perform. Therefore, using a unique combination of Motorola wireless technology, Boston Networks were able to deploy a cost effective, flexible deregulated wireless network to link up all of the learning centres and provide resilience between the core College sites.
The wireless telecom solution is guaranteed to perform across long distance line-of-sight paths, over open terrain and even in extreme weather conditions. This unrivalled availability allows the Agency to fully maximise the potential of its portal by offering access in multiple locations across the area using its high speed, secure broadband internet connectivity.
The Agency also benefit from a tailored support service from Boston Networks which provides maintenance and support 24/7 giving North Glasgow true telecom’s grade reliability.
“Boston Networks have supplied and maintained, for a number of years, a robust and reliable wireless network which has brought real benefits to the centres and learners we serve. Confidence in the network is high, allowing the delivery of high quality learning opportunities for all.”
Alan Sellar, Assistant Principal, North Glasgow College