StarHub Trials Mesh WiFi Network of Connected Vehicles

23 September 2016
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StarHub, Thursday announced the deployment of Singapore’s first mesh network of connected vehicles pilot at National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge campus. 

The wireless mesh access points are powered by a combination of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) connected vehicle technology, 4G and Wi-Fi, providing seamless handovers and continuous connectivity. This helps extend overall Wi-Fi network coverage and enable a myriad of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to be connected seamlessly. With this deployment, NUS staff and students can access seamless Wi-Fi while travelling on all NUS campus shuttle buses.

Unlike conventional wireless network infrastructure, the mesh platform leverages vehicles as mobile Wi-Fi access points that connect to one another and to fixed points in buildings throughout the NUS campus, said Starhub. 

The Operator and NUS are collaborating with ComfortDelGro Bus and Veniam, the company that delivers the Internet of Moving Things for the trial.

The year-long project at NUS is part of StarHub’s Connected Labs initiative, which aims to build an extensive test-lab for developers and researchers to validate their solutions in a real-life environment, through the use of real actionable data and deep analytical insights. It also allows commercial partners to leverage the anonymised data generated from this network to analyse and address urban challenges facing Singapore logistics and transportation companies today.

Stephen Lee, Head of StarHub i3 (Innovation, Investment, Incubation)
We look forward to working with more commercial partners to expand the network to other parts of Singapore and find new ways to analyse and utilise the data collected in order to address various urban concerns and challenges facing the transportation and logistics industry.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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