£4.2 million for Bangor University’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to bring 5G broadband connections to parts of Anglesey
The Welsh Government are providing £4.2 million of funding to Bangor University’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre of Excellence to bring 5G broadband connections through fibre optic cables into harder-to-reach areas.
The University is working with a consortium of companies including to increase the capacity and enhance the sensing ability of fibre optic cables used to deliver faster and more reliable mobile broadband, and this will be trailed by more than 400 premises on Ynys Mon that do not have access to superfast broadband. The broadband delivery part of the project will last 18 months and will allow customers to be connected as soon as the first site is live and will continue through 2025.
The DSP is delighted that the Welsh Government have indicated their intentions to invest in this project, together with 5G EDC consortium and our partners we’re keen to get this phase one project underway with the aspiration of expanding this work in the near future
The DSP Centre was established in 2019 with £3.9m EU Funds through ERDF funding and was recently awarded an additional £3m funding through Ambition North Wales. This £4.2m broadband project is also being supported by Isle of Anglesey County Council.