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Networking specialist builds UK’s largest non-permanent network for 1500 exhibitors at Farnborough International Air Show

09 July, 2008 – The UK’s largest non-permanent network will be unveiled at this years Farnborough International Air Show by Wireless LAN Source (WLS). Normally known for aerospace exclusives, over 1500 exhibitors will use state of the art wireless and hard-wired IP telephony and Internet access across what is thought to be the largest non-permanent network of it’s kind ever built in the UK.

The network from WLS follows their appointment as the official IT and telecoms provider for Farnborough International Air Show (FIA) for the next six years.

FIL’s Head of Operations, Andy Coulson, commented: “We were impressed by the solution offered to deliver a reliable, flexible, easy-to-deploy and cost-effective service. The range of products which Wireless LAN Source uses to build the network means we can offer a range of bespoke services to the exhibitors attending our event, providing them with the necessary tools to help them make the most of their day.”

WLS have been onsite for several months building the IT and telecoms infrastructure, enabling 300Mbps bandwidth into the site with up-burst capability, over 50Km of fibre, over 237Gbps of wireless bandwidth and over 6000 temporary cabled network points to cater for the show’s trade guests.

During the seven day event WLS will ensure connectivity for over 1500 exhibitors from 35 countries delivering 2000 VoIP connections and up to 10000 concurrent wifi connections, enabling around 140,000 trade visitors to conduct business efficiently and effectively from the show’s on site Business Services and Meeting Centre.

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Caption: Wireless LAN Source wins 6-year contract at Farnborough International Air Show to provide UK’s largest non-permanent network

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Rob Fox/ Priya Mistry
Context, 01625 511966

About Wireless LAN Source
Wireless LAN Source Ltd was founded in 2003 and since its inception has experienced year on year growth of 100%, establishing itself as the leading provider of solutions and hardware in the wireless computer networking arena.

Wireless LAN Source delivers innovative, cost-effective solutions designed to meet the needs of their customers, and carefully selecting solutions based solely on their technology and capability has enabled Wireless LAN Source to work with major organisations in both the public and private sector. With specialist expertise in the delivery of high bandwidth, enterprise class solutions for both indoor and outdoor situations and ability to deploy VoIP over wireless, Wireless LAN Source is growing from strength to strength. Based in Welshpool in Mid-Wales, an hours drive from Birmingham and Manchester, the premises provides both administration, engineering, testing and sales support.

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About Farnborough International Air show
The Farnborough International Air Show is organised by Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), a subsidiary company of the UK’s aerospace trade association, the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC). FIL is focused on delivering an innovative and cost-effective exhibition, maintaining the standing of the show as a world-class event in a competitive global industry. Farnborough International Air show 2008 will celebrate two significant anniversaries: 60 years of the event at its Farnborough home, and the centenary of the first powered, sustained flight in the UK which was undertaken by Samuel Cody from the Farnborough airfield in 1908.

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