Free WiFi in Manchester
- Provision of ‘Free to User’ WiFi in Manchester Under a Concession Agreement.
- Manchester City Council
- TC 709 Provision of ‘Free to User’ WiFi in Manchester Under a Concession Agreement
- TC 709 Invitation to Submit a Proposal for the Provision of ‘Free to User’ WiFi in Manchester Under a Concession Agreement
Please Note : The following is a brief overview of the scope of this opportunity. Full details are contained in the invitation documents which can be viewed and/or downloaded by following the link provided in your notification email. There is no charge for this or any other aspect of this site .
Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (MCC & TfGM) are collaborating to invite the submission of proposals and financial models for the Concession to provide a commercially viable, ‘free to user’ and publicly accessible WiFi network throughout the Public Spaces of Manchester and it’s Transport corridors, by utilising various structure and street furniture assets which belong to the MCC,, TfGM and others with whom TfGM can broker contact.
Wherever possible, wireless connectivity should supplement and enhance ultrafast broadband, and help provide access where take-up of fixed line services is low, however, where this concession is concerned, Manchester sees wireless provision primarily as a commercial opportunity with consequential social inclusion benefits.
High-speed wireless connectivity should also complement and improve upon Manchester’s near universal coverage of 3G mobile (with 99.8% of premises covered by all 5 mobile operators according to the latest Ofcom data). Manchester has the third highest data usage rates in the UK, which puts strain on the capacity of existing networks to meet mobile data needs, therefore innovative and commercial new solutions to meet this demand and to facilitate the transition towards 4G/LTE are required.
Please note that there is no funding available from MCC or TfGM, therefore all proposals must be commercially viable, self financing and maximise income streams to MCC & TfGM where possible, whilst achieving the desired social and public benefit.
MCC and TfGM do not bind themselves to accept any proposal as a result of this invitation process and will not be responsible for or re-imburse any costs or expense whatsoever or howsoever incurred in the preparation or submission of any proposal.
- Mr Neil Davies
- Email Address:
- 0161 234 3005
- 0161 274 7343
- Room 407
- 26/07/2012 15:00
- 20/08/2012 12:00
- 60 (months)
- 0 (months)