Ultra-fast Fixed Wireless Access broadband in Soho

Across Soho, in the heart of London’s West End, small businesses and residents are finally benefitting from high-speed, reliable broadband after years of being under-served by fibre providers.

Across Soho, in the heart of London’s West End, small businesses and residents are finally benefitting from high-speed, reliable broadband after years of being under-served by fibre providers. Ontix was brought in to help, and rolled out its ultra-fast Fixed Wireless Access solution quickly and seamlessly – delivering speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Soho in London covers a bustling, vibrant square mile within the City of Westminster and, until recently, was home to many small businesses and residents who had been poorly served by existing fibre providers.

Tim Lord is Chair of the Soho Society, a community organisation that has represented the residents, workers and visitors of this iconic area for the past forty years, and explains the connectivity issues.

“For many years, the small businesses and residents in Soho were ignored by the major telecoms companies, and we’ve endured terrible broadband connectivity while suffering endless roadworks as networks were installed for the large businesses in Soho.  The Society and local councillors – including Jonathan Glanz, now Lord Major of Westminster – ran campaigns to encourage new entrants to serve the smaller customers in Soho, and Ontix was able to answer that call.”

Smooth, swift and straightforward

Ontix’s Fixed Wireless Access solution offered the availability, speed and price commitment to meet the wide variety of commercial, tourist and resident needs across Soho, and installation was smooth, straightforward and easy – with no need to access buildings other than for a swift installation of the wireless radio node.

The Ontix solution uses Hybrid mmWave wireless links to deliver ultra-high performance connectivity direct to customer premises, offering a unique and much-needed service for residents and businesses who have until now had no access to high-speed broadband

The new network from Ontix is solid as a rock and really fast.  It just removes the pain of doing anything online.  It is now a pleasure, where it was previously torture

Tim Lord, Chair, The Soho Society

“We’ve been delighted to deliver this solution for the businesses and residents of Soho, which really demonstrates our ability to roll out fibre-like, gigabit broadband with minimal fuss and disruption – connecting areas where fibre deployment has been economically challenging and finally ending the frustration of under-served customers. Most people’s experience of using broadband is already wireless – using devices connected to Wi-Fi – so our Fixed Wireless Access solution offers the perfect solution for connecting the entire community and quickly, easily and cost-effectively meeting this pent-up demand.”

Barney Dickinson, Chief Operating Officer for Ontix
  • Innovative Fixed Wireless Access solution
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Speeds of up to 1Gbps
  • Delivering for small businesses & residents