What's Phase 1?
Phase 1 is the development of the Smart Place Pilot project at the Lansdowne.
This £1.9m pilot project was funded by Dorset LEP and involves the provision of digital connectivity around the Bournemouth, Lansdowne area including the laying of a local gigabit fibre network and the provision of a variety of wireless networks. These wireless networks include a standalone 5G network, an LTE-M network, an NB-IoT network and a public Wi-Fi network.
In order to demonstrate the capability of these networks and to support local businesses in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of preliminary Smart Place proof of concept projects were set up. Working with various client stakeholders, these Smart Place Challenges cover:
- tackling homelessness
- reinvigorating the high street
- affordable assistive living technology
- air quality monitoring
- improving community safety
- public asset monitoring
- highway network management and monitoring.