Local Authority

Widening access to ultra-fast connectivity – creating a platform for Smart Cities

Ontix works with local government to widen access to next-generation wireless connectivity across communities. We help to reduce the digital divide, support strong economic growth and provide a platform for transformative Smart City applications that enhance the way we live and work

Due to the shift to increased home and flexible working, the need for reliable, gigabit networks has never been greater. Both broadband providers and mobile operators have become critical utility suppliers – ensuring that we stay connected with family and friends, boosting productivity and opportunities for businesses

For local authorities, we offer a streamlined, Open Access solution that harnesses councils’ street furniture and property assets to deliver mobile users with better, faster mobile coverage from all the major operators.  Ontix has pioneered Open Access solutions for local government – including landmark deployments across Westminster City Council

We can swiftly and efficiently roll-out next-generation, 5G-ready infrastructure to ensure that businesses, residents and visitors benefit from high-quality mobile voice and data service. This supports the vitality and re-generation of the high street, delivering high-quality coverage throughout key commercial areas and high-demand business districts

We work closely with the UK Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to ensure that we’re fully compliant with OJEU procurement regulations and State Aid rules


Open Access for a Smart City future

Through our innovative Metrohaul neutral host architecture, we promote a non-exclusive, Open Access model, allowing any mobile operator to use our wireless network infrastructure to deliver small cell network densification

Our Open Access Metrohaul network creates a future-proof, next-generation wireless mesh spanning entire boroughs that can power Smart City and IoT initiatives and drive new digital strategies

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Traffic and air pollution
  • Footfall monitoring
  • Flexible deployment of CCTV solutions
  • Smart camera technology to identify threats to public safety
  • Smart monitoring for public health (including COVID-19)
  • Smart security applications

"The UK Government is committed to supporting the deployment of gigabit broadband across the country, ensuring that every home and business in the UK can access gigabit broadband services as soon as possible. Next-generation fixed-line and mobile infrastructure brings fast and reliable connectivity, and will drive faster local economic growth and greater social inclusion. Digital connectivity is playing a central role in our levelling-up agenda, and is critical to helping the economy recover following the COVID19 pandemic."

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