ATLANTA – FiberLight, LLC, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of construction experience building mission-critical, high-bandwidth networks, announces its network has been chosen by Slice Wireless Solutions to deliver public WiFi and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) wireless capabilities for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall).
Slice Wireless, a provider of world-class WiFi solutions and network installations for SMBs, warehouses, large public areas and more, was in the process of taking over the BWI Marshall network from a previous provider. The company needed a solution that enabled them to transition without interrupting available service for individuals and businesses leveraging the public WiFi on the premises. As a customer-centric company, Slice Wireless’s priority was ensuring minimum downtime so as not to interrupt the thousands of users’ experience while still delivering an enhanced network for lower latency, higher bandwidth and augmented capabilities.
With such a large takeover of existing infrastructure, including 40 network closets and 190 access points, Slice Wireless selected FiberLight to implement a 5Gbps Enhanced Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit on a 10Gbps port for easy bandwidth upgrades in the near future. This enabled Slice to move the existing connection to FiberLight's circuit and router, capturing the switches and access points with minimal outage time and empowering the airport with 10 times its existing throughput. FiberLight’s Enhanced DIA offers maximum reliability over a single connection with multiple upstreams and a redundant IP network core to ensure multiple points of delivery.
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