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The BRIC installs Wi-Fi in Kinshasa!

To be installed in two technical secondary schools
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Wi-Fi in Kinshasa!

As part of the cooperation agreement signed on 4 July this year between the Brussels-Capital Region and the City-Province of Kinshasa, the BRIC has been given the task of coordinating the installation of a Wi-Fi network in two technical secondary schools in Kinshasa.

The collaboration between the BRIC and the two technical secondary schools is to focus on three priority areas:

  • Welcoming technical referents from these two schools in Brussels where, during their stay, the BRIC and its partner IRISnet will show them the Urbizone regional Wi-Fi network management platform, visit project sites, witness the installation of Wi-Fi antennas, etc. This will be the first stage in the project to implement a Wi-Fi network in each of the two secondary schools.
  • The provision of a catalogue of products and services (Wi-Fi antennas, cabling, maintenance, etc.), which the schools will be able to draw on up to € 20,000 each. The schools will remain the project contractors so as to ensure the best possible reponse to their specfic needs.
  • Specific technical support from a distance: they will be assigned a contact person to answer technical questions linked to the project.

With the Urbizone wireless regional network, the BRIC has built up know-how in the installation and management of Wi-Fi access points. By sharing its knowledge and good practices with the local technical people, this project promotes technological innovation and is undeniably an investment in the future.

For almost 30 years, the BRIC has been supporting and encouraging the digital development of local and regional government bodies in the Brussels Region,” stresses BRIC Director-General Hervé Feuillien. “So it’s perfectly natural for us to become involved in the cooperation agreement that the Region has just signed with the city-province of Kinshasa and share our IT experience and know-how."

The project will actually get underway when schools start again in October 2016 and is scheduled for completion in December 2017.