Morriston and Neath set to benefit from ultrafast broadband boost

Oct 11, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has today announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network is being rolled out in Morriston, in Swansea, and Neath, in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 35,000 premises in Morriston and 50,000 premises in Neath and the surrounding areas, as part of a combined investment of up to £25.5 million in the area, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network, helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with G Force Telecomms to roll out its broadband infrastructure in both Morriston and Neath, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions. The latest announcement builds on Netomnia’s existing presence in Wales, where it is already targeting around 40,000 premises in Wrexham, 55,000 premises in Bridgend and 29,000 premises in Barry, to provide access to its robust and reliable infrastructure.

Zoltan Kovacs, Managing Director at Netomnia, commented: “It’s fantastic to be entering two new areas in Wales, building on our existing presence in the nation. Our latest investment means we will be actively targeting over 200,000 premises across Wales, in an investment of over £62 million.

“The hard work from our entire team has ensured we’ve maintained strong momentum in the region, providing thousands more residents and local businesses with access to an ultrafast broadband network they can rely on.”

Along with YouFibre, an internet service provider, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy and will soon be starting its first rollout in Northern Ireland, in a bid to become the first alt-net with network present in all four countries in the UK.

Netomnia makes wholesale connectivity available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), building the infrastructure for their broadband services. Its network supports symmetrical (equal upload and download speeds) multi-gigabit services up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) using XGS-PON technology; this means ISPs using Netomnia’s network will be able to offer their customers reliable ultrafast speeds for decades to come.