Oss, the Netherlands, June 13th, 2017 – SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has won a contract from RCN Parks to convert the existing coaxial networks in nine of its parks in the Netherlands together with a fibre optics and Wi-Fi network. SPIE is currently converting several cable networks that they originally laid themselves. After conversion, the networks will be managed and maintained by the NOC (Network Operation Centre) in Oss.
Where the leisure industry usually mainly needs gas and water, Wi-Fi is now top of the list. It is one of the reasons why holidaymakers base their choice on holiday parks. RCN Parks asked SPIE to set up Internet network in its nine holiday parks in the Netherlands. The complete infrastructure will be partly replaced and/or installed anew. SPIE also supplied the Wi-Fi installations (plug & play) for eight RCN parks in France, which were installed by RCN’s own people.
“Actually, that´s when it starts for us,” says Henri van Zandbeek, SPIE Nederland’s Business Development Manager for Underground Infrastructures in the Smart City segment. “After installation, we take over maintenance of the complete networks (coaxial, fibre optic and Wi-Fi). Those contracts provide us with continuity.” The networks are managed from the NOC (Network Operation Centre) in Oss. “We work closely with our teams in France. Most of the time, when a fault is reported we are able to indicate a solution, which demonstrates the efficiency of our monitoring from Oss,” says Henri van Zandbeek.
The civil engineering works, which cause the most disruption, have been completed in the first three parks. Now that the leisure season has started, only - user equipment installation work is being carried out. From the end of June, guests should be able to make use of higher Internet speeds and more television options.