May 19, 2023
Netomnia was delighted to exhibit at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing, TAI Conference in Wales (26th-27th April) to talk to the Welsh housing sector about the importance of providing residents with access to full fibre broadband.
Netomnia deploys its network at speed, using existing ducts and poles to connect properties to its full fibre infrastructure and is currently building in the Welsh locations of Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, Bridgend, Barry, Morriston, Cardiff, Hengoed, Llanelli and Neath.
With Netomnia expanding its network across Wales, the TAI Conference was the perfect opportunity to reach the right audiences and form new partnerships with Welsh housing associations and local authorities to help improve connectivity across the country.
Sophia Koopman, Business Development Director at Netomnia said: “We were so pleased to speak at the TAI Conference this year.
Netomnia works in partnership with local authorities and housing associations across the UK to ensure that fibre infrastructure can reach as many people as possible by working to agree wayleaves with landlords, ensuring no one is left behind - and Wales is no exception!
“With the ‘Copper Switch Off’ only two years away, we place great importance on ensuring we can help as many people as possible improve their access to fibre so that when the time comes, they’ll be ready and better connected than ever before.
For multiple occupancy buildings, this will aid upgrades of building management systems and provide greater access to the Internet of Things.”
All types of housing on copper-only networks, whether they are houses, apartment blocks, social or market-led housing must be connected.
However, connecting some types of housing requires operators to obtain a wayleave before the necessary infrastructure and equipment can be installed.
Sophia continues: “Being at the TAI Conference was invaluable - we were able to speak to the right people about the work we are doing and raise awareness about its importance, opening pathways for new partnerships.
By working with housing associations, landlords and local authorities, we can help to secure future-proofed connectivity for thousands across Wales and indeed, the rest of the UK.”
You can check to see if Netomnia is coming to your area by visiting: www.netomnia.com/check