The city of Vila Franca de Xira is a municipality in the Lisbon district in Portugal, with a total area of 317.7 km2 and 133224 inhabitants. City of Vila Franca de Xira offers free localised wireless internet access while saving money across the region.
- The City of Vila Franca de Xira needed to plan the network in a way that would allow for its expansion in the future and for linkage to other networks
- The City wanted to make efficient access point survey calculations to satisfy the needs of building characteristics and spatial area
- In addition, the city of Vila Franca de Xira had to provide registered users with assurances of compliance regarding the three key focal points of security system: authentication, authorization and accountability
- There are now numerous internet hotspots set up with registered access. This has created extensive free localised wireless internet access points
- This also allows City of Vila Franca de Xira IT managers to monitor users and to ensure that the network can be integrated with other entities and institutions
- Free access is now offered to all registered community users, saving money across the region
- The new solutions have vastly improved life in the city. Now, people are free to connect anywhere, at anytime
"We decided to implement our hotspots with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise equipments since they are robust, reliable, intuitive and they have a good quality-price ratio."
— David Fialho, Project Developer