Super-fast network for London smart city

  • March 19, 2024
  • William Payne

A new partnership is set to build out a super-fast fibre network across London, England. Boldyn Networks and G.Network are partnering to create a new high-speed fibre network across London in line with the ‘Smarter London Together‘ roadmap developed by the Mayor of London.

The new network will improve mobile coverage through the deployment of small-cell units in busy areas of the city, and bring 4G and 5G to the underground sections of the Tube and the Elizabeth line.

The partnership will also see G.Network support Boldyn Networks, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London’s (TfL) project to roll out improved fibre connectivity to London’s boroughs.

Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London, said: “Ensuring access to robust and reliable digital infrastructure is vital for London and this partnership between Boldyn Networks and G.Network is a significant step in realising our vision. The Mayor is committed to create a city that leverages technology to boost connectivity, services, and sustainability making the capital a better, safer and more prosperous city for all.”

Billy D’Arcy, CEO of Boldyn Networks UK and Ireland said: “We are delighted to be working with G.Network in our shared commitment to deliver London’s smart city ambitions, as we build a new fibre network across London in partnership with Transport for London. By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology and robust infrastructure, we aim to unlock new opportunities for innovation, efficiency, and inclusivity, ultimately improving the quality of life for all Londoners.”

G.Network, CEO Kevin Murphy said: “Our exciting partnership with Boldyn Networks marks a significant moment in London’s digital transformation and an important step for G.Network. Together, we will demonstrate how smart infrastructure expertise, coupled with our gigafast network can turn the mayor’s vision for a better-connected London into a reality.”