27/06/2018

Belfast To Be First City To Feature New Smart Hubs

Some £3 million worth of "smart hubs" are to be installed throughout Belfast city centre, according to reports.
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The hubs, supplied by Pulse Smart Hubs in a privately funded project, will offer free wi-fi, free local and national calls, mobile charging, an emergency button that direct dials 999 emergency services, access to maps and visitor information, an emergency defibrillator and sensors to capture data on air quality, traffic flow, and footfall.

It is understood that 19 hubs have been approved by Belfast City Council, with the potential for expansion to 30.

Pulse Smart Hub have claimed that Belfast will be the first city to have the new smart hubs. The facilities will be funded through digital advertising and there will be no cost to the public.

Rollout will begin in October.

(MH/LM)

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