Westminster 5G Nodes
Wireless infrastructure provider to deploy small cells nodes in Westminster borough of London to boost connectivity and pave the way for 5G.
15:20 29 September 2018
Ontix Limited is set to deploy small cell nodes on street furniture in Westminster to deliver faster connectivity and greater capacity for mobile and wireless network operators.
The project, which Ontix won following a competitive tender, will also involve building a high capacity, neutral-host Metrohaul network that will deliver 5G-ready connectivity to the area.
Antony Tomlinson, Chief Executive of Ontix, added: “We are very excited to be working together with Westminster City Council on this very significant project for the capital. This is a huge opportunity, and one of the very first of its kind on this scale. 5G promises to deliver a huge impact, socially and economically, but we need to make it a reality. Partnerships like this are where it happens.”
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Economic Development Education and Community at Westminster City Council, said: “This new micro-technology will finally relegate ‘not-spots’ to the digital dustbin of history and Westminster will now embody the UK’s ambition to become a world leader in 5G.”
Similar projects are also being planned in other parts of London. Arqiva, for example, has plans to install small cells on lampposts in Waltham Forest.