Fli-Fi was approached to help connect environmental organisations working on enabling works for the HS2 construction project. Working in temporary offices in rural locations across Warwickshire, the requirement was to build connectivity solutions that could be moved across different sites as the project progressed. Because of the nature of a fast-moving civil engineering site, no part of the layout of the sites would be static.
The sites themselves had significant challenges because of their locations, which offered little 4G coverage. Existing workers were unable to access their systems via mobile hotspots, having to walk outside of their cabins just to make a call as the signal was so poor.
We were also aware that equipment could also be moved around on site, so we needed to build something robust to account for these circumstances.