Nottingham Trent University has announced the future launch of the first pilot of a WiMAX based broadband network in the area of Nottingham. The technology will launch on 29 September and will allow the university’s students, staff and partner companies access to free high speed mobile broadband services. The network infrastructure was developed in conjunction with Intel Corporation.
The service will be the first ever deployment of WiMAX (an advanced wireless technology which gives users city wide access to high speed internet) in Nottingham and will allow students, locally based businesses and residents in some of the more disadvantaged areas of Nottingham to connect to the internet in more places, more often, without being restricted to hotspots.
Both the University of Nottingham Trent University and Djanogly Technology College are partially funding the project with additional funding from Intel and several regional agencies including the Building Better Schools initiative, Accelerate Nottingham, RDA and the New Technology Initiative.