A digital superhighway
We’re laying fibre infrastructure along Welsh trunk roads.
No traffic jams ahead…
The South Wales Trunk Road Concession enables us to build a digital superhighway between towns and villages, data centres and exchanges across south Wales, enabling unlimited digital information to travel at lightning-fast speeds into and out of the region.
We’ll start to access ducts in South East Wales later this year and the aim is to build a network that all kinds of local partners and global telecoms operators can benefit from – and that also delivers benefits to Wales itself.
More digital capacity for homes, businesses and organisations
We’re excited about bringing real fibre and business services to communities across south Wales. But we’re also excited that trunk road infrastructure is a step to boosting capacity and potentially attracting more businesses to the south Wales area as a whole.
In the future, the network will connect urban and rural Wales – strengthening the resilience of our cities; and bringing real fibre connectivity, better mobile coverage and greater competition to smaller towns and villages.
It will provide direct connectivity to some of south Wales’ most important Data Centres – LINX Wales in Cardiff and the CWL1 Vantage Data Centre in Newport. These are essentially our most important telecommunications hubs, handling huge digital data flows, daily.
Sustainable and community-minded
Improving digital connectivity will help make Wales more sustainable – enabling people to commute less, and do more online, wherever they are based. But the South Wales Trunk Road Concession brings short-term advantages too. It’s always best to avoid unnecessary disruption and build work if we can avoid it. Being able to use existing infrastructure is far better for the environment and the local community.