West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative has launched an innovative fibre-optic communications network from Occam Networks for its residents. Supplied through reseller Fibre Options, WWHC is using Occam’s BLC 6000 multi-service access platform with gigabit passive optical network capabilities.
Paul Farrell, director, WWHC, said, “We believe that there is huge potential to be gained for our community in developing a next-generation communications infrastructure that is future proof and will offer our tenants more than ‘triple play’. Digital exclusion compounds social exclusion and we see the provision of superior broadband as a critical component of improving the quality of our residents’ lives.”
WWHC’s network uses many of Occam’s integrated tools to provide the core communication services as well as services designed to improve the lives of its users from a single platform. These include home help alarms via a VoIP service, CCTV over fibre optics to ensure evidential quality video and the capacity for access to community-generated video content.
With its new network is in place, WWHC now plans to develop a community portal for residents to access voluntary and statutory services from their own homes.