New MEO-WiFi-Premium Hotspots with WiFiber
07/08/2014 MEO WiFi / GPON
PT Comunicações has 6 new MEO-WiFi-Premium hotspots thanks to PT Inovação e Sistemas technology.
WiFiber technology is installed in phone booths and allows to PT Comunicações to provide Internet to its customers in outdoors areas of Lisbon, Oporto and Funchal.
Also, WiFiber uses PT Comunicações' GPON infrastructure and ONT platforms in each phone booth. This equipment contains optical fiber and converts the optical signal into WiFi signal.
The WiFiber project began in 2012, covering so far 22 telephone booths. For the provision of the service in each hotspot, PT and EDP worked in collaboration, since the access to utility power in this type of infrastructure is extremely complex.
The availability of these type of hotspots in the cities, reduces the need of use of 3G and 4G networks, avoiding the congestion of these networks. Each of these hotspots has an Internet connection that can go up to 50 Mb/s of download and upload.