Connectivity for communities and public sector workers
COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS
Enhancing connectivity where people live, work and play
We work in collaboration with digital champions, planning authorities to highway teams to make the best use of existing assets and unlock assured connectivity for communities around the UK and Europe.
From street level to offices, we also work closely with local authority organisations to connect public sector employees indoors, where they work.
Powerful partnerships bring outdoor small cell pilot to the City of London
Freshwave has upgraded existing infrastructure in the Square Mile to make it capable of delivering multi-operator 4G and 5G connectivity at street level using dark fibre and small cells.Read more
Open access today for the smart cities of tomorrow
Pioneering open access model empowers a multi-operator approach for outdoor small cells.Read more
Enabling smarter towns and cities and connected office-based public sector workers
Hyperconnected towns and cities are the future. We work with local authorities, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and all four mobile network operators to provide the assured connectivity that will enable smart cities.
From air pollution monitoring programmes to civic drones, every digital innovation programme relies on a layer of digital connectivity, as do the citizens they serve.
Connected public sector workers
We assure the indoor connectivity of many critical central government buildings, helping office-based employees work the way they need to.
From enabling the functionality in newer smart-tech led offices, to supporting the digitisation of historical buildings turned workspace.
Providing assured connectivity where it matters most
We work in collaboration with :
Councillor Sunita Gordon
Lead Member of Resource
I’m pleased to see us making good progress to improve the digital connectivity within Sutton. This will be a huge boost to residents, particularly those living, working or visiting the so called ‘not-spots’ and will also be a very welcome improvement to our infrastructure for local businesses
City of London Corporation Streets and Walkways
This new deal will activate a 5G infrastructure pilot to all mobile networks this year which will make the City even more accessible and better connected for visitors, workers and residents. It is helping to drive forward momentum in the Square Mile’s recovery from the pandemic and will boost the City’s attractiveness for talent.
Head of Digital Services, Access & Reach at Croydon Digital Service
Croydon Digital Service
I’m proud that we were the first borough to see outdoor small cells deployed using the open access model. Any kind of new approach like these needs a lot of close collaboration and Freshwave were with us every step of the way on this journey. I’m pleased that the people and businesses of Croydon are already benefitting from improved connectivity and it will continue to provide value for them well into the future.
We’re entering a new phase in the digital age, and providing connectivity to those who need it most is a top priority.
See Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2021 report here.
Fewer than ½ of councillors say their local authority has a digital infrastructure strategy in place.
6% of the world’s population don't have mobile connectivity.
67% of companies experience some sort of indoor mobile connectivity problems on a daily basis.
Insights & innovation
Read our latest news and insights. Discover how changing connectivity demands from businesses and communities are driving how we, and the wider telecoms ecosystem, evolve, test and launch new services to market.
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