A high-performance solution with fully rolling out the indoor 3G/4G network across

Axione has rolled out indoor coverage at La Samaritaine, an iconic building listed in the French historic monuments register, which dates back to 1870. The building, which has been undergoing renovation work since 2015, is owned by the LVMH group and is located right in the heart of Paris. This project is a wonderful yardstick as it demonstrates Axione’s expertise in implementing indoor-coverage projects.

In June 2019, Axione was tasked with fully rolling out the indoor 3G/4G network across the entire area of the La Samaritaine department store (20,000m² of retail space), by the company in charge of electrical works Santerne Île-de-France (IDF), for the customer LVMH. Therefore, after five years of works, operations on the new department store, located on rue de Rivoli in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, have been taken up once again by DFS (Duty Free Shoppers), a subsidiary of the LVMH group.

104 radio antennae have been set up inside the building by 7 Axione staff members, who were enlisted to work on the site. Axione completed the works in July 2020.

Credits : Rémy Kerbiquet

Therefore, visitors from all over the world will be able to enjoy the best possible connectivity thanks to multi-operator 3G and 4G networks, meaning that they can be accessed by all network users, irrespective of their operator and their nationality. Foreign visitors will therefore be able to access this superfast broadband, as the site will boast international functionality.

Axione teams have completed the initial process of bringing the operators online. This event is a reflection of the strong synergy with partner operators and is evidence of our expertise in delivering indoor coverage projects for department stores.  

The Axione teams have satisfied our requirements for the project. They have adapted to the project’s constraints, particularly in relation to putting in place hidden antennae in the suspended ceilings, despite how little space there is and how dense the networks are. This project has been a great success, which has established a trusting relationship between our companies for the future

Jean-Baptiste GANDIN, Head of Santerne Île-de-France

Credits : ARFORIA

Axione meets its customers needs, irrespective of their usage and their business sector, by providing a tailored solution, adapting to different types of infrastructure. For this project, Axione has provided its construction expertise, while respecting the aesthetics of a historic site. We have adapted to the complexities of multiple parallel activities and of keeping to schedules on the project. Thank you to our customer Santerne IDF for the faith that it has placed in us during the entire works phase

Tamara CHANY, Commercial Manger for Axione Île-de-France which has been responsible for this project

Well done to the teams for successfully completing this history-making project for Axione. 

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