Update June 2018: Due to technical issues the plattform is closed until autumn.
WiFi4EU is a support program of the EU for cities, towns and municipalities to provide public Wi-Fi hotspots.
The EU has launched a voucher system valued at up to € 15.000 per project for installation and equipment costs. The municipalities pay the cost for Internet line access and maintenance for at least three years.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WIFI4EU
Open Mesh hardware is affordable and includes a lifetime free license for cloud management. There is no monthly cost for licenses as is the case with other manufacturers. The quick and easy deployment, simple management and the reduction of technical field operations ensure low operating costs. This relieves municipalities and other institutions. They only need to provide for the maintenance of the devices and cover the cost of the internet line for a minimum of 3 years.
|DIVERSE PORTFOLIO WITH MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE|
Open Mesh offers an extensive portfolio of routers, switches and powerful 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points for indoor and outdoor use. This ensures that the minimum required 30 Mbit /s throughput can easily be achieved.
|SIMPLE & RELIABLE|
Open Mesh solutions are straightforward and easy to install and configure. Having a technician on site for installation is not required in most cases. Because the devices are managed in the cloud, new features and updates can be provided for free. Therefore, the devices are always up to date.
The free and centralized cloud management simplifies the creation, management and monitoring of networks (access points, and routers) across multiple sites. Using a single dashboard with just a few clicks you can manage all your networks from any device.
The mesh technology allows the access points to form a self-organizing, self-healing wireless network. This guarantees high stability of the WiFi network and reduces downtime.
The hardware, Cloud Controller and splash pages can be completely individually branded. This allows you to present the municipality or institutional brand and fulfill the requirement of presenting a consistent visual identity and legal information on the platform.
HOW TO REALISE MY WIFI4EU PROJECT WITH OPEN MESH?
|First, a municipality or institution must register on the WiFi4EU portal. Information about the project or a cost estimate are not necessary. IT service providers can also register and indicate where they provide their services.|
|Starting on the 15th of May at 1pm, municipalities and institutions may submit their application on the WiFi4Eu portal. Prior registration and verification by uploading supporting documents must be completed. The municipalities then receive a separate e-mail.|
Upon receipt of the voucher municipalities have one and a half years to define and implement the project. A WiFi installation company of their choice or one of our many partners can be commissioned to complete the installation. The IT service provider will need to register on the portal before the 15th of May.
After the implementation of the project, the voucher can be redeemed. For this, the municipality and the IT service provider must confirm that you installed the network and that it is ready for use. After successful verification by means of remote monitoring, the payment to the IT service provider is made
As an official Open Mesh distributor, we can provide the right hardware for your WiFi4EU project.
Together with our installation partners, we also like to support you in implementing your WiFi4EU project.