Fast Wi-Fi boost for Copr Bay

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Fast Wi-Fi boost for Copr Bay
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Team Organizations GlobalReach Technology
Swansea Council
Vodafone
Team Leaders Kate Cleevely
Participating Municipalities Swansea United Kingdom
Sectors Wellbeing
Status Launched
Last Updated May 26, 2022

Summary

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi technology is being introduced in Swansea's emerging new Copr Bay district, letting thousands of people stream content at the same time to their mobile devices. A partnership between Swansea Council and Vodafone will see the free service made available in an area that includes:

  • The 1.1-acre coastal park next to Swansea Arena
  • The new ramp at the former St David's Shopping Centre site that leads to the landmark new bridge over Oystermouth Road
  • The bridge itself

Visitors to Swansea Market will also benefit from the new service, which will go live when Copr Bay phase one construction is completed later this year.

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), who will operate Swansea Arena, will have their own top-quality Wi-Fi available for arena visitors when the attraction opens its doors in early 2022.

The Copr Bay phase one district is being developed by Swansea Council and advised by development manager RivingtonHark. Construction work is being led by Buckingham Group Limited.

Now approved by the UK Government and Welsh Government, the Swansea Bay City Deal's regional digital infrastructure programme will help Swansea Council introduce full-fibre connectivity in business parks and other areas of the city centre.

The Council could also use City Deal funding to boost the take-up of broadband voucher schemes in rural communities, which would give local households and businesses better internet connection.

Continuing to expand on its support of communities in Swansea, Vodafone has also announced a new two-year digital partnership with Swansea City AFC, which will see the opening of a new Vodafone branded business lounge at the Liberty Stadium. Vodafone aims to use the space to bring local businesses together.