Within a period of a few months, Axione has been awarded contracts to deliver wireless coverage to three sites – pharmaceutical company Novartis, Longchamp Racecourse and the future Colas head office in Issy-les-Moulineaux – confirming its expertise in the field and illustrating the trust placed in it by clients.
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Indoor coverage solutions make it possible to install a wireless network (2G, 3G, 4G, etc.) within a site. The network can then be operated by one or several carriers, such as Bouygues Telecom or Free, which provide users with superfast broadband services throughout the premises. Axione installs and maintains wireless coverage systems, which can lead to new services like geolocation being added.
In-building coverage project for Novartis
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has appointed Axione to equip its future head office in Rueil-Malmaison (to the west of Paris) with 2G, 3G and 4G radio networks. The in-building coverage will support multiple operators, ensuring optimal connectivity for all users, whatever their carrier. Axione is committed to completing the job without subcontractors.
The project was first processed by 11 employees – including the commercial team – at the Malakoff head office, before being handed over to the Bordeaux design office, then to Montigny-le-Bretonneux teams for the works.
Works started in February 2018 and are due to be completed in September or thereabouts.
The wireless indoor radio coverage system will form the basis for future smart building projects. The building will be fully connected from the basement right up to the top floor but, in time, the aim is to install new options. Smart building systems, which operate via sensors in connection with smartphones, would make life easier for building occupants by allowing them to regulate temperature in their offices using their smartphones or to geolocate someone for a meeting, for example.
Clock is ticking on Longchamp Racecourse project
Axione put forward a new indoor coverage solution for the Longchamp Racecourse, a venue which can accommodate 1 million people during peak times. Located in the 16th arrondissement in Paris, the site has been undergoing refurbishments over the past two years. This brand new solution, imported directly from the US by American equipment supplier CommScope, will provide racecourse visitors who are signed up to Free or Bouygues Telecom with an optimal connection and access to smartphone services even during busy periods. Axione is delivering an end-to-end service for the project, from studies and design through to construction of the infrastructure.
This practical solution means the network can be modulated through PC-installed software by amplifying the signal or disconnecting the service of one or several carriers. It will enable the site to manage its wireless network internally in a fully flexible way.
The turnaround time for the works, which involve 9 employees, is extremely tight: commissioning is set to take place on 16 April in time for the Racecourse inauguration which is scheduled for 29 April.
Works under way on Trigone, future Colas head office in Issy
Axione has been working to deliver multi-operator indoor coverage for the future Colas head office since mid-March. Located in Issy-les-Moulineaux (southwestern Paris), the new building will be fitted with 2G, 3G and 4G networks so as to provide optimum connectivity for the 350 employees.
Various Group companies have collaborated on the project including Bouygues Immobilier, Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Telecom, Bouygues Energies & Services and Axione. Bouygues Immobilier was responsible for building the office together with Bouygues Construction. Bouygues Energies & Services and Axione teams then took over to install fibre in the building for the internet connection.
Works will be completed in June 2018.