Sheffield businesses to benefit as 3 St Paul’s Place to get leading web access

Sheffield businesses to benefit as 3 St Paul’s Place to get leading web access
Mike Hague of Idaq Networks with Jonathan Gale of CTP

A ten-year deal with Sheffield’s Idaq Networks will bring some or Yorkshire’s fastest internet access to the city’s 3 St Paul’s Place.

The deal allows Idaq to house its network equipment on the roof of the 10-storey building in the heart of the city. This will provide the occupiers of this state-of-the-art, 78,000 sq ft building with superfast broadband.

“This is tremendous news. Idaq Networks are one of the most respected hi-tech companies in the region and this ground-breaking service for our occupiers at 3 St Paul’s Place will be of immense benefit,” said Jonathon Gale of developers CTP.

“High speed Wi-Fi internet access is absolutely crucial for businesses in this highly-competitive commercial world and now our occupiers will be safe in the knowledge that they have the best broadband possible, thanks to the most modern equipment on their roof.”

Idaq have also just signed agreed a ten-year deal with Sheffield City Council to provide free of charge high-speed Wi-Fi internet access in the outdoor areas and public buildings of the city centre.

The service, which will be known as Sheffield Free Wi-Fi, will help the city council meet its ambition to be one of the best connected cities in the country.

Mike Hague of Idaq said: “3 St Paul’s Place is an exciting new addition to our portfolio of cell locations in the area and it’s integral to our network expansion planned for Sheffield city centre. It’s great that we’re able to work in partnership with CTP to provide the best connectivity options available to their clients.

He added: “Sheffield city centre is on the verge of becoming one of the most advanced in the country in terms of connectivity.

“There are exciting times ahead for both Idaq Networks and CTP and we’re looking forward to a long-term partnership that offers both organizations some really exceptional benefits.”