CityFibre, a provider of fibre optic infrastructure and Locialis, an IT solutions provider, have announced a partnership to develop improvements to Newport’s digital infrastructure.
The project will be to construct a “Community Safety Network” and will include a massive overhaul to the fibre optic services to use new technologies to improve the community.
The infrastructure will allow Newport City Council to use future smart technologies such as improve CCTV, digital information boards and applications to monitor traffic and alarm systems.
The city will be connected across 50 sites and has been described as “an essential part of transforming Newport into a modern, fully connected, digital city” by CityFibre CEO, Greg Mesch.
Mesch added that “the network that runs throughout UK cities will increasingly act as the veins that allow it to consistently evolve, technologically, for the benefit of its residents”.
Mark Starkey, Managing Director of Logicalis commented: “There is huge potential to transform Welsh cities by installing future-proof fibre networks and support community-changing initiatives such as this through the exploitation of this infrastructure.”
Councillor Bob Bright, Leader of Newport City Council said, “We are in a process of major transition in the city with substantial regeneration and redevelopment.
“Community Safety is an absolute priority for the city and I am delighted to see this partnership provide a step-change in the services we provide.”
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