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City of Vila Franca de Xira

City of Vila Franca de Xira
Industry: Government
Country: Portugal
Download: City of Vila Franca de Xira Success Story

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.




Challenges

  • 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

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Benefits

  • 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