9 October 2012 — Cambium Networks and Herefordshire-based allpay Broadband have won the 'rural leadership and community development' award at the NextGen Challenge 2012. The win recognizes the partnership's commitment to delivering broadband to rural communities across the Diocese of Hereford, through a unique and pioneering partnership that saw the region's churches play a crucial role in the future of its broadband accessibility.
The NextGen Challenge Awards are designed to give companies the opportunity to highlight achievements in developing and deploying better broadband, showcasing the best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation.
"We're delighted to have won this award in partnership with allpay Broadband as it demonstrates our commitment to the UK's digital infrastructure and tackling rural broadband head-on," comments Graham Bolton, Regional Sales Manager at Cambium Networks. "Residents and business owners across Herefordshire can now access a super-fast, highly reliable internet service that connects them to the rest of the world."
With the support of the Chancellor of the Diocese, the creation of an innovative Common Licence scheme enabled antennae hardware to be fitted onto church towers across the entire region. The first of its kind in the UK, the Licence created a streamlined planning and application process for every church in the area and has provided access to over 400 churches and thousands of residents throughout the Diocese of Hereford.
Entrepreneur, and owner of allpay Limited, Tony Killeen, adds: "This is a great step forward for the residents of Herefordshire, both now and for the future. Winning this award reflects our investment in our local community and demonstrates how we successfully overcame the challenge of providing fast and reliable broadband across our rural environment."
For more information, please visit www.nextgenevents.co.uk, or to view customer testimonials please go to www.allpaybroadband.com/testimonials.
allpay Limited is the UK's leading payments specialist. Established in 1996, its core business concentrates on providing bill payment services - primarily to the public sector - and handles £4 billion a year, across 47 million transactions. The company's aim is to work with each of its clients to save them money through creating modern payment systems that are both cost effective and very convenient for the end consumer. The company has grown to now comprise a total of eight businesses:
Bill Payments - facilitating the collection and receipt of revenues
Prepaid Cards - for the paying out of benefits and allowances
Cashless - a revolutionary new cashless payment system
Card Manufacturing and Bureau facilities - securely producing and distributing secure credit, debit and prepaid cards
Print and Design - fast, accurate and cost effective solutions
24publishing - bringing publishing news to the housing and local government sectors via 24dash.com, 24housing magazine and 24 Jobs
Broadband - taking fast and reliable wireless access to rural communities
Legal Services - providing expert advice and assistance in all areas of law.
allpay meets high standards of quality and security, achieving PCI DSS compliance, a comprehensive range of ISO certifications, plus MasterCard and Visa© accreditations. ISO accreditation relates to the audit of our registered company address. allpay is committed to managing its growth responsibly so it can continue to make a positive contribution to the community and to the environment, as well the workplace. For more detailed information visit www.allpay.net or www.allpaybroadband.net or contact:
Ruth Parry, allpay Limited
0844 557 8346
About Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks, formerly part of Motorola Solutions, provides world-class wireless broadband and microwave solutions for Service Providers, enterprise customers, military, government, and municipal networks around the world. It currently has more than 4 million products deployed in thousands of networks in over 150 countries, with its innovative technologies providing reliable, secure, cost-effective connectivity that's easy to deploy and proven to deliver outstanding metrics. Cambium's ecosystem of partners, development engineers, and support teams work together to design and deliver innovative, forward-looking solutions that provide data, voice and video connectivity when and where it's needed. For more information, visit www.cambiumnetworks.com.
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