Sports Clubs

Through exclusive partnerships with national sporting governing bodies in both the UK and Ireland, we work with our partners to focus our investment into their members’ facilities whilst delivering well located wireless communication infrastructure solutions for our customers.

Subject to being in a suitable location in need of improved coverage, we provide grassroots clubs with the opportunity to receive a significant capital investment (which can be used towards facility improvements) or the installation of free sports lighting.

Ian Wright introduces the challenges facing grassroots sport here.

Public Buildings

Working from a contract to design, build, licence and maintain the estate of the Office of Public Works in Ireland signed in 2005, Shared Access has invested, maintained and controlled the access to 260 Garda Police Stations and OPW buildings, which includes the Police telecommunications network.

Shared Access programme managed and built the nationwide network, representing an infrastructure investment of approx. €32m, the TETRA police network being installed on 248 Garda locations.

The 260 locations have 558 Mobile Network Operators licenses on the sites. Mobile Operators licensed on the sites include H3G (Three), Meteor, O2 Telefonica, and Vodafone.

The Tetra Ireland Emergency Services and Public Safety Network also operate from 162 of the sites.

Clontarf Garda Station

Working from a contract to design, build, licence and maintain the estate of the Office of Public Works in Ireland signed in 2005, Shared Access has invested, maintained and controlled the access to 260 Garda Police Stations and OPW buildings, which includes the Police telecommunications network.

Shared Access programme managed and built the nationwide network, representing an infrastructure investment of approx. €32m, the TETRA police network being installed on 248 Garda locations.

The 260 locations have 558 Mobile Network Operators licenses on the sites. Mobile Operators licensed on the sites include H3G (Three), Meteor, O2 Telefonica, and Vodafone.

The Tetra Ireland Emergency Services and Public Safety Network also operate from 162 of the sites.

Academies and Schools

Schools can also take advantage of the opportunity to receive floodlighting, other sporting infrastructure, or a cash payment. With more schools becoming Academies and needing ways to generate funding, floodlights on an Artificial Grass Pitch can create an opportunity to help facilitate grant applications and help contribute to a successful business plan for the school.

By embracing technology schools can help their students learn in a connected environment and ensure take advantage of the opportunity to invest in the School’s future growth.

In Building / DAS

Shared Access have designed, owned and operated In-Building / DAS (Distributed Antenna System) networks for over 10 years.

An In Building / DAS system is not an end in itself – its purpose is to allow users, fans, guests and mobile operator customers to get the best out of a venue. Partnering with Shared Access allows venue owners to focus on their end goals – customer engagement, improved fan experience and to utilise the shared wireless network to provide improved mobile data, concessionary, ticket and parking services, all while Shared Access take responsibility for the system.

The benefits of a Shared Access Neutral Host include:

  • Financing of the system – saving venue owners and mobile operators money
  • Mobile Network Operator engagement – close relationships with mobile network operators enables Shared Access to engage quickly with the operators to generate interest in new developments, while making sure upgrades in existing developments enable new technologies to be implemented quickly to benefit users
  • Legal expertise regarding installation and upgrading of systems
  • Design and Deployment experience – working to fast project timescales
  • Power Management – large cost savings can be delivered through innovative technology
  • Maintenance – Shared Access manage access to the site, and provide system maintenance as part of the rental package.

Along with sports clubs and schools, private landlords such as farmers or councils can also benefit. The investment can take many forms and work to the benefit of an individual farmer or an entire local community.

Lots of remote villages are in need of either improved or new mobile coverage and by combining this with an investment in sporting infrastructure or some other benefit to a local community planning authorities can judge an application on different and more favourable grounds. Of course this may not just be floodlighting infrastructure – local community and private landlord needs vary across the country and Shared Access can tailor the investment in each case.

Sports Clubs

Public Buildings

Garda

Academies and Schools

In Building / DAS

Private Landlords & Councils