Since the federal government closed the Brunswick Naval Air Station the property (190 residential units in 20 buildings) has been redeveloped largely for residential use. As part of the redevelopment the new owner, Brunswick Landing Venture signed a contract to provide temporary housing for sailors whose ship was in port at Bath Iron Works. Part of that temporary housing contract was to provide video and internet service in all the units.
A local ISP and contractor designed and implemented the broadband network which was plagued by extremely slow throughput (on average 2Mbps was being fed to each of the nine buildings on the property). While the team leveraged effective wireless technology to secure backhaul from a nearby data center the transmission of the signal from building to building, and within the buildings, was completely ineffective. SCS Com was engaged to increase throughput and deliver higher speeds for temporary and permanent tenants.
SCS Com first installed new infrastructure to relocate receiving antennas to rooftops and position them to have an adequate fresnal zone with the omni antenna. This immediately increased throughput as the backhaul was efficiently passed from one building to the next.
Next SCS Com upgraded the omni antenna to three sector PtmP antennas, essentially increasing the overall throughput nearly 1000%. This combined with improved fresnal zone design and upgraded receiving antennas improved the feed to each building from 2 Mbps to 150 Mbps, alleviating all issues and providing a stable network that is currently supplying service to all 190 units effectively.