The town of Rimini, like most Italian municipalities, has many locations spread across the territory, as well as various areas for the citizen, even temporarily set up, which need to connect broadband and voice data.
However, broadband fiber optic connectivity is still not uniformly distributed and it turns out that several points of the city are connected to the communal network or use insufficient limited ADSL / HDSL bandwidth, in some cases, to provide all services essential at the Public Administration.
Based on priority principles and scale economics, the Municipality has therefore decided to have a proprietary infrastructure that solves this problem by simultaneously overcoming the limits imposed by the pre-existing ADSL connection in the use of central applications, in integrating video surveillance systems of the so-called “places of fear” and the long sea of Miramare district.
Objectives of the project – Faced with the need for so specific connectivity, the Municipality of Rimini has set itself the goal of identifying an alternative to fiber optic system that meets the following basic requirements:
Performance and Flexibility
Coverage of current and future needs (scalability)
Low impact for the environment and the citizen
Quick implementation times with reuse of existing infrastructures
Scope and Contents – To achieve the goals, a project has been defined for the creation of an infrastructure thereby composed:
Wireless backbone with HIPERLAN / 2 technology for CED interconnection with neighborhoods 1 and 3 in point-to-point protected fault-tollerance mode
Wireless point-to-multipoint connectivity and extended coverage across the city
Realization – The first phase of the project has planned the realization of a point-to-multipoint signal distribution post at Colle di Covignano. This site has the dual function of geographic coverage and occasional link between CED, Quarter 1 and Quarter 3.
All optic visibility points with the RAI-Way trunk of Covignano, chosen as the central point of the network, are potentially connectablo via the new wireless network to the CED of the Commune and therefore, in all respects, served by the internet, intranet and voice. This position immediately proved to be the strategy for the evolution of the network, allowing in fact to make successive connections, even in the surrounding fractions, at a low cost.
Evolutionary Scenarios – Even from the early stages of operation it was understood how such an infrastructure could be used for many other applications: from expanding the video surveillance system to the WiFi signal distribution over the broadwalk to linking additional municipal sites.