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The public transport company ETG deploys the NextToYou distributed WiFi Hotspots solution

NextToYou developed and installed, in partnership with Optimus Comunicações, an advanced solution for managing WiFi distributed hotspots (NextGate+P) in various vehicles of ETG’s fleet. The Internet access service is working in various vehicles since July 2013, mostly covering urban circuits in the district of Porto.

In the words of its Director-General, Dr. Manuel Baptista, ETG seeks to continuously improve its services and this solution provides its clients a free high speed internet (4G) for vehicles used in the lines Sobrado/Valongo as well as specific international services.

In the first three months of use the service registered 1570 users and 2050 WiFi sessions, which already generated a total traffic of 39GB download and 5GB upload. On average there were 30 new users per day, performing 35 daily sessions, lasting on average 90 minutes and generating an average traffic of 20MB download and 3MB upload.

NextToYou hotspot gives Internet access on QSP Summit 2012

The NextToYou - Network Solutions has installed a Hotspot for the event through our system NextGate, which had simultaneous more than 500 concurrent users.

The QSP Summit is a unique event that brings together about a thousand speakers around great thinkers and experts, workshops, exhibition and forum for trends and solutions brands.

Co-Financed Project - Communication Redundant Module

This project aimed to develop a redundant communication module to be embedded on our products. This system offers a suite of applications for managing IP services for communities of users and also enables efficient management of multiple data access to the Internet.

This new module will ensure the connectivity of the system in case of failure or lack of wired connections to ISPs (cf. fiber, cable, ADSL). Although connectivity has less bandwidth, the system must ensure connectivity through connections to mobile networks.

This module is critical in that it can be used in various application scenarios: firstly, to achieve redundancy (failover) in the connectivity systems, accepting a graceful degradation of the quality Connectivity achieving but nevertheless maintain services, and secondly, this module will be crucial also in remote areas with limited access / connectivity and where the only types of coverage are ensured through 3G networks, third, this module is critical in situations of natural disasters affecting traditional cable connections and where GPRS / UMTS can offer concrete alternatives connectivity; finally, this module will also enable NextToYou demonstrators to be prepared for potential customers without requiring a pre-existing data connections that often do not are available on the demonstration site.

NextToYou on the 25th INESC Porto aniversary

The NextToYou joined the commemorations of the 25th anniversary of INESC Porto, actively participating in the week's technology exhibition held from 10 to 12 November 2010 and which was widely reported by various media.

This event had several technology-based companies that somehow cooperating and / or collaborating with INESC Porto, providing a window of visibility to the outside world, of the research and development that is developed here.