Centre Point Superconnected by Venus

Paramount the iconic restaurant and bar at the top of Centre Point is the latest venue to become superconnected on the Venus Dark Fibre network. The stylish venue has taken advantage of the Government’s Superconnected Cities scheme to help offset the construction costs of getting fibre directly into the premises. Being superconnected will provide a wide range of business benefits including creating a connectivity rich environment for their customers.

Paramount was launched in 2008 by Pierre Condou, an entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in the nightlife industry. Spread across three floors at the summit of Centre Point, Paramount is a glamorous events space in the heart of London. Customers can dine in style in the restaurant, party in the Zinc nightclub and enjoy stunning views of the City from the plush gallery that offers 360-degree views through near-floor-to-ceiling windows.

Paramount customers are discerning individuals who are technology savvy and expect to enjoy good connectivity. “Our customers vary widely from tourists, taking and emailing selfies while enjoying a cocktail with the stunning backdrop of London behind them, to business executives working hard and playing hard who may need to email an important document to close an important deal. They all expect good connectivity in the venues they visit frequently and Paramount needs to ensure they enjoy state of the art speeds. We turned to Venus Business Communications to help us deliver that experience,” reflects Pierre Condou.

Venus Business Communications is London’s premier network operator that own and operate an independent dark fibre network with almost unlimited capacity. Their local sales and support teams allow them to assess installation quickly, effectively and accurately. “We are very proud to be connecting the Paramount and pleased to have been able to offer them a cost-effective solution through the government’s Superconnected Cities Scheme. Our network will deliver high speed connection without any drops at peak periods and allow users to upload at the same download speeds too. Whether Paramount is emailing their suppliers or delighting their customers with a rich connectivity experience our network has the capacity to support them,” says Brian Iddon Venus Business Communications Director.

Superconnected Cities is a government grant scheme for businesses to improve their broadband speeds. It provides a subsidy of up to £3,000 against connection costs. “This is a very good scheme and we are using Venus to future proof our IT infrastructure by plugging into a true fibre optic network that runs straight to our premises and will deliver very high download and upload speeds, thanks to its bandwidth, at very good prices,” explains Pierre.

“There are many businesses in London that are not aware of the superconnected Cities Scheme nor the availability of true fibre optic cable in London and its ability to deliver speeds of 10 gigabits per second. The digital age is upon us and London is actually leading the way in connectivity. r in The backbone infrastructure is there to help London continue to be the best city to do business and party in, from London production studios to the Westminster financial sector. Paramount is the 1000th business to be connected through the Superconnected Cities scheme and we want more to follow suit,” says Brian.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine