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Lymington: Shared Access delivers first Wi-Fi 6 marina in UK

By Karolina Skinner
9 August 2021

Shared Access, an independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, has delivered its first hyper-connected marina in the UK. Berthon Lymington Marina in Hampshire (pictured) now boasts the very latest generation of WiFi connectivity, known as Wi-Fi 6. This will ensure better connectivity to the 250 berth holders, as well as leisure visitors to the marina.

Sam Jackman, Chief Development Officer, Shared Access: "Our extensive knowledge of designing mobile network installations has enabled us to provide a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6 for Berthon. Berth holders are now experiencing super fast and secure connectivity that allow multiple devices per berth to connect seamlessly with uninterrupted streaming and immediate downloads. The new network is extremely secure, making it ideal for remote working and there is also the opportunity to review and incorporate new technologies in the future as needs grow and change."

Wi-Fi 6 incorporates several new technologies to improve network performance and is especially suited to heavily congested wireless environments like marinas. Berthon now has 19 new Wi-Fi 6 access points giving full coverage to the entire marina. The access points are supplied by a 1000Mbps broadband connection, ensuring that there is plenty of bandwidth to cope with even the busiest of times.

Brian May, Managing Director, Berthon: "Everyone expects connectivity in all aspects of their lives now, but we are the first marina in the UK to prioritise this service. Installing Wi-Fi 6 across the marina enables us to continue providing the very highest levels of customer service. We can now guarantee super fast, reliable and secure connectivity for all our boat owners and visitors."

About Shared Access 
Shared Access is an independent wireless telecommunications infrastructure company with offices in Lymington, Dublin and Barcelona. It works with mobile network operators and landlords to design, install and run systems that deliver great connectivity. Its portfolio of investments has been developed through strategic partnerships with major sporting, property and government organisations (including the National Air Traffic Service), as well as key individual locations, such as airports and tunnels. 

Shared Access has designed, installed and acquired over 1,000 mast locations across the UK, Ireland and Spain and has developed critical infrastructure in a number of high profile settings including the world-class new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. From WiFi to mobile coverage and private 5G networks, Shared Access funds, designs, installs and manages installations over the long term for its customers.

About Berthon Boat

Berthon is a family-run international marine business based on the picturesque banks of Lymington River. Working from state of the art purpose built boatyard and sales facilities, it caters for all aspects of boat maintenance from engineering, rigging, to spray painting, welding and joinery for government agencies, commercial marine operators and the marine leisure markets. The company has been trading continuously for over 140 years, employing 175 in the UK alone with a further 25 overseas with offices in USA, France, Spain and Scandinavia offering new and brokerage yachts sales and local marine services. The group also provides a range of branded marine products such as Versadock, Gemini RIBs, and is the #1 Yamaha dealer in the UK. 

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