In 2013, Scape Homes had plans to build a 55 bed student accommodation block in the heart of Aberdeen City and were looking for a public Wi-Fi provider to help them plan and design a robust Wi-Fi system that would service what was expected to be very high internet usage by its student tenants.
Discussions with G5 Technologies started right at the planning stage of their development and G5 were quickly selected as their preferred public Wi-Fi provider. G5 were tasked with planning the Wi-Fi network from the start based purely on architects drawings so that Scape Homes could allocate money for the Wi-Fi network into their budget. During the construction phase of the development, G5 carried out all of the infrastructure cabling that would support the Wi-Fi network and also designed and installed the IP-based CCTV system. G5 also dealt with BT to coordinate the installation of the internet connection and analogue lines that were required in time for the building be completed so the students could move in.
The Summer of 2014 saw the next set students take up residence and our Cloud-based dashboard shows there are regularly 150 devices connected to the G5Zone Wi-Fi with students regularly downloading over 1TB of data each week.