5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey trusts NextGenAccess to connect campus buildings.


The state-of-the-art 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is securing the UK’s role in leading the development of the next generation communications technology, 5G. These capabilities make 5G a ‘Special Generation’ of connectivity.

NextGenAccess provided a Point to Point bespoke fibre system across the Guildford campus connecting their library and the 5GIC building.  The project included installation in underground systems, street works, comms and data-centre works as well as internal & external cabling including roof-top work. A very complete build using a blown fibre system and all delivered within a time-frame that is beyond the possibilities of other major network providers. Project timeline of 2 weeks, from project approval to full documented delivery, including splicing and testing.

Michele Dunn, Project Manager 5GIC SME Engagement stated:

“NextGenAccess has been a Pioneer member of the 5GIC since 2015 and they are actively involved in providing fibre and connectivity for a Government HEFCE funded- SME, Voucher Scheme Project on the 5GIC testbed at the University of Surrey campus.
 We aim to build our SME network and continue to work with them, as the UK Government see them as the potential collaborators on the progress of 5G with the future aim of potentially extending the testbed to Nextgen’s Guildford fibre network.”

“We are delighted to have been involved with 5GIC in this build and it great to be able to show NextGenAccess’s potential as a world-class network provider. Projects such as this reflect the professionalism and delivery capacity that NextGenAccess prides itself. NextGenAccess is continuing to deliver bespoke project builds as it expands its own UK network.” – added Kenny Roberts  – NextGenAccess Technical Director.

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