U.S. fiber infrastructure provider FiberLight announced that its network has been chosen by Slice Wireless Solutions to deliver public W-iFi and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) wireless capabilities for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall).
Slice Wireless, which provides Wi-Fi solutions and network installations for SMBs, warehouses, large public areas and more, was in the process of taking over the BWI Marshall network from a previous provider. The company needed a solution that enabled them to transition without interrupting available service for individuals and businesses leveraging the public WiFi on the premises.
Slice Wireless said that its priority was ensuring minimum downtime so as not to interrupt the thousands of users’ experience.
With such a large takeover of existing infrastructure, including 40 network closets and 190 access points, Slice Wireless selected FiberLight to implement a 5 Gbps Enhanced Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit on a 10Gbps port for easy bandwidth upgrades in the near future. This enabled Slice Wireless to move the existing connection to FiberLight’s circuit and router, capturing the switches and access points with minimal outage time and empowering the airport with 10 times its existing throughput.
John Hutzler, COO of Slice Wireless, said: “There is no wireless without wires, and we need providers like FiberLight for the low-latency bandwidth that underscores everything and makes it work.”
“As the communications landscape trends wireless, focusing on DAS and WiFi—and empowering those capabilities—will define the value delivery and success throughout spaces like this going forward,” said Marc Dyman, chief revenue officer of FiberLight. “This new dedicated fiber circuit at BWI Marshall delivers important advantages, including guaranteed bandwidth, enhanced throughput for the large number of users, better speed and more.”
FiberLight operates in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S.