First 5G install at Oyster Pier

The Challenge

Oyster Pier are residential moorings that offer the same luxury you would expect from a five-star hotel, all whilst floating on the South Bank of the river Thames. This unique community is made up of custom-designed barges that have access to a wide range of facilities.  

Oyster Pier wanted to add reliable high-speed internet to this list by improving the resilience of their existing bonded FTTC service. They also needed a solution that would support their CCTV system that is required for the security of the barge residents and the Thames Clipper river services at Plantation Wharf.   

The solution required would have to present the same public IP address for each tenant, including the CCTV system, regardless of which resilient internet service connection was providing access at any given time. 

The Solution

To solve the problem, we carried out our first 5G installation!

We programmed a 5G router to mimic one of our SimRush outdoor units and paired it with a standard SimRush controller. The SimRush controller enabled us to setup a Static Public IP address service for the existing MikroTik router, to build a tunnel to our London Datacentre.

Adding in the Static IP service enabled remote access to the network, meaning Oyster Pier can view their CCTV footage from anywhere.

Both the existing bonded FTTC service and the new 5G service run a protocol OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) for the routing back to our London Datacentre, providing a fault-tolerant internet service with the same Public IP addresses to the site, should a failure in the primary circuit occur.

With the 5G installation acting as backup failover, Oyster Pier never have to worry about their tenants going offline.

The Result

Implementing this bespoke SimRush configuration has meant that Oyster Pier can now offer reliable broadband to residents living on the barges. Not only that but they can also achieve blistering internet speeds of 150mbps download and 50mbps upload. 

Being able to remotely view their CCTV footage, has also provided them with further peace of mind as they can constantly monitor onsite activity.

You can’t improve on perfection

Mike Barnes, Oyster Pier