Project of Cluster Development Center in Tomsk region WI-FI CITY – free internet by 2018 for Tomsk – Seversk – Tomsky region.
Three companies from Tomsk are implementing the project. Elecard is responsible for the development of equipment and software. Informational consultancy agency Tomica will provide communication channels and maintenance system in standard mode. The group of companies Elect will be a system integrator.
Internet network will be constructed based on the modern standard 802.11ас. Previously Wi-Fi was implemented in 2,4 GHz frequencies, at the moment – frequency 5GHz. This doubles data transfer speed and removes a lot of technical problems and improves network’s safety.
The equipment that will be installed on streets will be similar to the one that is being used for cellular communication: full coverage of the city with Wi-Fi via broadcasters. If one failed, zone will still be covered by standby system.
The pilot project is planned to be implemented before the spring in 2015 in one region and in two-three city segments by the end of 2015.
Preliminary cost of the project – 300-500 mln.RUB.