What will the digital infrastructure project do?
- Position Swansea Bay City region as an international internet gateway for developing and delivering new digital applications and services
- Create enhanced digital infrastructure and next generation wireless networks that will enable innovation and entrepreneurship in both urban and rural areas of the region
- Development of digital infrastructure to support key sectors including energy, manufacturing and life sciences
How will the digital infrastructure project do this?
The digital infrastructure project will make the most of the underwater transatlantic fibre-optic cable which will run from New York to Oxwich Bay. A Cloud-based Data Centre at the Port Talbot Waterfront Enterprise Zone will be developed which will be capable of dealing with large data requirements. The project will also include targeted fixed line improvements to expand the provision of fixed ultra fast broadband , 4G and WiFi capabilities to benefit both rural and urban areas of the region as well as establish Internet Theme Testbeds to support innovation with 5G mobile connectivity.