In typical Build-to-rent apartment scenarios, each unit comes with its own ISP account, and tenants must set up and pay for their own ISP connection directly with the ISP. This is a missed opportunity for developers and property owners to profit from this business portion.

  • Tenant ​Deployment Hassles: New tenants face delays in getting online, with truck rolls required for each new connection​
  • Ongoing Costs: Issues like residential gateway failures and the need for distributed configuration support add to expenses.
  • Limitations: There are no additional revenue generation opportunities, and the geospatial specificity of end-user networks is limited.
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Introducing Liveports Build-to-rent Gateway Solution

Liveport introduces a transformative approach, and this innovative solution includes:

  • Centralised virtual residential Gateway: Serves all tenants
  • High-Speed Ethernet and PoE Switches: Ensuring fast, reliable connectivity.
  • Centralised Wireless Access Points: Either in hallways or directly in units, providing uniform Wi-Fi coverage.
  • Single Property-Wide Network: With per-unit VLANs, streamlining network management and user experience.

Benefits of our Gateway

Our Gateway brings a plethora of advantages​

  • Enhanced Security: Equipment is securely installed on the property, or no physical equipment is needed in some cases.
  • Instant End-User Provisioning: Quick and efficient, with zero need for operator intervention.
  • Superior Wi-Fi Quality: A single SSID broadcast throughout the property ensures consistent and high-quality internet access.

Seamless Tenant Provisioning Experience

The process for tenants is straightforward and user-friendly.​

  • Easy Sign-Up: Tenants join the property’s SSID and are redirected to a subscription management web application.
  • Personalised Setup: After entering personal and payment details, an automated system instantly configures their unique network settings.

Ongoing End-User Experience

Every tenant enjoys a tailored internet experience.​

  • Unique VLAN Assignment: Each subscriber gets a distinct VLAN and subnet, ensuring personalised and secure connectivity.
  • Customisable Virtual Gateway: Supporting features like DHCP, NAT, port forwarding, and more.

End-User Self-Service Portal

Tenants have control over their internet settings through a self-service portal, allowing them to manage payment methods, service plans, and network configurations like device addition/removal and port forwarding.​

Beyond Physical Boundaries

The Gateway solution allows tenants to extend their LAN or internet connection beyond their apartment walls, facilitating scenarios like streaming media from a server in one unit to a tablet elsewhere in the complex.​

Operator Concierge Tool

For property managers, Liveport provides a comprehensive tool to manage network infrastructure, assist with customer queries, and troubleshoot efficiently.​

Conclusion: A Win-Win for All

The Liveport virtualised residential gateway solution marks a significant advancement in internet connectivity for build-to-rent apartments. It offers instant subscription provisioning, eliminates the need for physical installations, and dramatically improves operator profit opportunities​​. This modern solution not only simplifies operations but also significantly enhances residents’ living experience, making it an ideal choice for forward-thinking property developers and managers in Australia.

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Jeff R. Owner
With 15 years of experience in the Wireless industry and a focus and passion in the hospitality space. Jeff Rhode has run his own team that creates and manages enterprise grade wireless networks. With properties that are as small as 10 room hotels to 5000 room resorts.