A company that manages mountain sports areas wants to keep track of the use of their ski lifts and to do so wishes to install a real-time system which indicates how many users have passed through each control point. Until now, M2M technology has been used over GPRS but the telecom operator is not providing a good service.
The mobile phone base stations are heavily used, and when the station has normal levels of occupation, M2M traffic is given low priority, leading to many packets being lost. This technology is ruled out given that the operator has expressed their total unwillingness to deploy more infrastructures in the area. We propose the deployment of WiMAX and also to offer more services (voice and
A study is carried out into the engineering, the coverage, and the deployment and maintenance costs for WiMAX infrastructure. A further study is conducted which finds other uses that could be made of the data communication capacity (weather and other forecasts, mainly applications) and the suitability of complementing radio communication services with fixed telephony services over IP between stations and the centre.