mediacityuk, salford

WIG goes live at MediaCityUK with long-term connectivity partnership

‘We were looking for a partner capable of designing, deploying, and managing a single wireless solution to complement our existing communications network. The experts at WIG rose to the challenge and were able to meet our unique requirements by delivering one of the UK’s largest and most advanced wireless communication solutions. We’re now supporting the mobile demands of MediaCityUK, as well as having an appropriate network upgrade path to support emerging wireless technologies over time’

Paul Clennell, CTO, dock10, MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK is a 200-acre mixed-use campus development on the banks of Manchester’s historic ship canal. This iconic development has technology, innovation and creativity, as its focus and is home to Europe’s largest HD studio development together with a wide range of commercial office space.  Over 200 businesses are based here including a major presence from UK broadcasters the BBC and ITV alongside The University of Salford who offer a wide range of digital technology courses to over 1,500 students who reside within the campus.

WIG started working on a connectivity strategy with MediaCityUK as the initial buildings were under construction and our close involvement at an early stage helped us plan the right long-term infrastructure approach. Key to the project was the design of a scalable and resilient solution, that delivered high quality mobile signal  into the initial buildings on day 1  and extended those services on an efficient basis as additional buildings were added over time.

Following the initial launch of WIG’s network in 2013, new buildings have been successfully added and new technologies layered onto our infrastructure. WIG’s network delivers the exceptional mobile connectivity that is demanded by the media businesses that sit at the very heart of MediaCityUK.