Brisbane City Hall 2017-05-23T12:27:37+00:00

Brisbane City Hall is an impressive function venue in the heart of Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD). With its sweeping marble staircases, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and mosaic-tiled floor, this unique heritage-listed building venue is an ideal setting for hosting events for 20-1,644 guests.

Recently renovated, Brisbane City Hall and its venue operator Epicure needed a fast and reliable wireless solution for their 10 function rooms.

The Challenge

Brisbane City Hall required a wireless solution that would provide 100% coverage throughout all 10 function rooms, including the main auditorium. The network needed to cater for high speed service that is accessible for both staff and clients, whilst being easily managed and controlled.

Due to the wide variety of events and functions that are held at the venue, Brisbane City Hall needed a solution that offered the ability to provide access free, paid or a mixture of both depending on the client. Any solution must be flexible enough to meet the demands of the changing client base and access types efficiently and reliably.

With the venue often holding events across multiple function rooms, the finished wireless network must also be capable of handling of up to 1000 concurrent users on the network at the same time, with a suitable backhaul to maintain this. The solution must also be scalable and reliable for future technology and expected speeds.

Due to client bookings, Brisbane City Hall also required an extremely efficient installation, with only a short timeframe available in each section of the venue due to existing bookings.

The Solution

Due to the specific requirements to provide a network capable of over 1000 concurrent users, Myport conducted detailed site analysis and site surveys to determine the best solution and product for the venue.

Myport deployed 29 dual band access points throughout the venue, with 12 access points dedicated to the main auditorium to handle the high amount of concurrent users. Relying upon previous experience and expert knowledge, Myport was able to create a smarter Wi-Fi network through a conjunction of the following:

  • Calibrated power adjustments

  • Band-Steering

  • Load Balancing

  • Adaptive Hand-off technology

  • Quality of Service Controls

  • Air-Time Fairness

  • Beamforming Technology

  • Planned Channel Selection and Spectrum Analysis

As reliability and speed are paramount for this venue, Myport also provided a fibre and gigabit backhaul, making the network both scalable and reliable for future technology.

To meet the strict time requirements of the Brisbane City Hall venue and work around existing function, Myport was able to provide additional resources to the project to complete the entire installation efficiently without compromising on quality. The project was delivered and fully tested well within the allocated time frame and allowed for thorough calibration for optimal performance.

The Benefits

Brisbane City Hall can now offer all clients, visitors and staff access to a high-speed, reliable wireless internet connection that is accessible on all types of devices with coverage in all areas throughout the venue.

This sets Brisbane City Hall and its function provider Epicure apart from other function venues as one of the only venues with a high capacity, fast and reliable wireless network.

The wireless network at Brisbane City Hall will now attract more venue bookings requiring the wireless connection, with easy to use management functions allowing Epicure to customise access to suit a client’s requirements.

The venue also enjoys full on-site warranty coverage for any faults, maintenance, repairs and replacements with locally based technicians available 7 days a week. This high level of SLA allows the venue to offer their wireless access with confidence that it will work for all functions, no matter how demanding.