- Fibre for business
Our engineers beef up broadband in London’s Smithfield Market
Openreach is giving historic market buildings ultrafast connectivity
Meat traders in London’s historic Smithfield Market can now enjoy prime, cutting-edge broadband after engineers installed more than 2.5km of fibre optic cable to future-proof the Grade II listed site with the latest ultrafast full fibre technology. See how full fibre benefits businesses in Smithfield Market.
Our engineers have now completed work to connect up all three of the iconic market buildings – located within the City of London – with the latest Fibre to the Premises technology (FTTP). With the network now live and providing ultrafast connectivity to 80 trading offices across the entire site, all 42 businesses operating at Smithfield can now order a service.
What speeds are they getting?
The future-proof, more reliable technology is capable of delivering download speeds of up to one gigabit per second (1Gbps) – one hundred times faster than previous available speeds over the market’s old copper network. And it's enough capacity to stream – without buffering – at least five high-definition videos simultaneously and still have enough bandwidth to email and surf the web.