Cardiff leads the way as an advanced ICT business location. The city is home to an increasingly competitive telecoms market. BT has a fully enabled presence in the city, and most of the business community has the choice of cable. Cardiff also has a growing cluster of independent telecoms providers offering high-speed fibre and wireless solutions.

Cardiff is home to the acclaimed Intelligent Cities Initiative, a super-fast wireless network for the city’s media industry, a new European-class Render Farm providing huge data processing capacity for Cardiff’s burgeoning digital media sector is housed at The Atrium, The Centre for Creative Industries, University of Glamorgan.

In September 2012, the UK Government announced that Cardiff would get £11 million investment in the city’s broadband.  This will transform Cardiff into a ‘super-connected city’ – by offering high-tech and digital companies the infrastructure they need, the city will be able to compete for business, investment and jobs with the world’s top digital cities.

The £90m Internet Data Centre in Cardiff offers secure data storage for your business – one of 22 such centres operated by BT worldwide regarded as a resource for international knowledge-based companies. In addition, Next Generation Data has invested £200 million within the city-region to create one of Europe’s largest and most technically advanced ‘green’ data-centres.



The city operates a ‘Team-Cardiff’ approach, to ensure that the customer receives a totally seamless service and an introduction to the full range of public support agencies to make your integration into the city as smooth and welcoming as possible.

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You and your business will be in good company: the Cardiff city-region is an established and thriving international business location. For over 30 years, companies from all over the world including Legal & General, GE Healthcare, and Zurich have been attracted to Cardiff by its talent, competitive cost base and strategic position, close to London.

Over 400 companies have set up facilities in the Cardiff region and in recent years there has been a surge in technology-intensive investments from companies like Alcatel-Lucent, General Dynamics, Cassidian (formerly EADS) and IQE.

Among the international companies active in the region are:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • BAE Systems
  • BBC
  • Cassidian (formerly EADS)
  • Cogent
  • Ford
  • Fujitsu
  • General Dynamics
  • GE Aircraft Engine Services
  • GE Healthcare
  • IQE
  • ITV
  • Logica CMG
  • Legal & General
  • 3M Microbiology
  • Merck Chemical
  • Panasonic
  • Penn Pharma
  • Raytheon
  • Shaw Healthcare
  • S4C
  • Sony
  • Zurich