Fast Wi-Fi boost for Copr Bay
|Fast Wi-Fi boost for Copr Bay|
Swansea Arena External
|Team Organizations||GlobalReach Technology|
|Team Leaders||Kate Cleevely|
|Participating Municipalities||Swansea United Kingdom|
|Last Updated||May 28, 2023|
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.