Berthon announces first Wi-Fi 6 marina in the UK

Berthon Lymington Marina is the first in the UK to have a latest generation WiFi system, named Wi-Fi 6. Installed by Shared Access, an independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, the new system will deliver Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to the 250 berth holders as well as leisure visitors to the marina.

Shared Access says Berthon Lymington Marina is its first hyper-connected marina in the UK – Wi-Fi 6 incorporates several new technologies to improve network performance and is especially suited to heavily congested wireless environments.

Berthon Lymington Marina 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.

According to Berthon, the enhanced connectivity benefits the marina in a number of additional ways. The company says owners who use on-board CCTV cameras will now be able to confidently connect their system, while the Berthon Marina refueller platform uses Wi-Fi 6 service to process transactions.

Sam Jackman, chief development officer, Shared Access comments; “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.”

Brian May, managing director, Berthon says: “Everyone expects connectivity in all aspects of their lives now, but we are the first marina in the UK to prioritise this service. We can now guarantee super-fast, reliable and secure connectivity for all our boat owners and visitors. I’m really proud that with Shared Access’ support, we’re setting new standards for marinas.”

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