Boldyn Networks and G.Network to accelerate ‘Smarter London Together’ with new deal

02 April 2024

Boldyn Networks and G.Network have announced a new strategic partnership to fast-track the capital’s ambitions to become a leading global smart city.

The partnership will help supercharge the ‘Smarter London Together’ roadmap developed by the Mayor of London and chief digital officer (CDO), Theo Blackwell, by enhancing connectivity, optimising city services, and fostering sustainable development across the capital. This includes creating a new high-speed fibre network across London, improved mobile coverage through the deployment of small-cell units in busy areas of the city, and bringing 4G and 5G to the underground sections of the Tube and Elizabeth line for the first time.

The new partnership combines Boldyn’s expertise in smart infrastructure development with G.Network’s fast and affordable full-fibre broadband and will see the two companies develop and deploy innovative solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of Londoners, businesses, and communities.

Projects will include working together to enhance internet connectivity in congested mobile areas across London by delivering 4G/5G small cell provision. A capability that also provides a foundation for future smart cities use cases. The partnership will also see G.Network support Boldyn Networks, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London’s (TfL) project to roll out improved fibre connectivity to London’s boroughs.

“Ensuring access to robust and reliable digital infrastructure is vital for London and this partnership between Boldyn Networks and G.Network is a significant step in realising our vision,” said Theo Blackwell, chief digital officer for London. “The Mayor is committed to create a city that leverages technology to boost connectivity, services, and sustainability making the capital a better, safer and more prosperous city for all.”

“We are delighted to be working with G.Network in our shared commitment to deliver London’s smart city ambitions, as we build a new fibre network across London in partnership with Transport for London,” said Billy D’Arcy, CEO of Boldyn Networks UK and Ireland. “By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology and robust infrastructure, we aim to unlock new opportunities for innovation, efficiency, and inclusivity, ultimately improving the quality of life for all Londoners.”

“Our exciting partnership with Boldyn Networks marks a significant moment in London’s digital transformation and an important step for G.Network. Together, we will demonstrate how smart infrastructure expertise, coupled with our gigafast network can turn the mayor’s vision for a better-connected London into a reality,” said G.Network CEO Kevin Murphy.