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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 (11:29 am) - Score 558
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Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has appointed Allan McEwan to be the City Development Manager for Aberdeen in Scotland, which is set to benefit from a joint £40m project with UK ISP Vodafone to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network by around 2021.

At present Aberdeen is already home to a 100km Dark Fibre network, which is owned by Cityfibre and used to served local public sector sites and businesses. This network will provide a useful stepping stone for the future deployment to local homes, which was announced in February 2018 and construction is set to begin in July 2018 (here).

The new City Development Manager will thus be charged with turning Aberdeen “into one of Europe’s best-connected cities” and he will also act as the local point of contact for all city stakeholders. Allan has previously served as the Senior Business Development Manager within Petrofac, which is a service provider for the oil and gas production / processing industry (not quite the same as fibre).

Allan McEwan said:

“This is a hugely exciting time to join CityFibre as it prepares to start work on its rollout of full fibre internet and I am delighted to be playing a key role in bringing this transformative infrastructure to the people of Aberdeen.

I want to ensure that everyone across the city is aware of the potential benefits of full fibre connectivity, not only to businesses but also to residents. I will be working closely with Aberdeen City Council, who have been hugely supportive of our plans, and developing additional opportunities and ensuring our community engagement programme is as robust as possible.”

Rob Hamlin, Commercial Director of CityFibre, said:

“Allan’s knowledge of Aberdeen is first rate and I can think of nobody better placed to lead the roll out of our ‘Fibre to the Premises’ programme, which will see CityFibre invest £40m into the city. He will be a huge asset, helping Aberdeen to harness the positive impact this investment will have on the city’s digital future.”

Granted this isn’t terribly sexy news but it’s a slow day 😉 . Meanwhile locals can pre-register their interest in the service here: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/broadband/ultrafast .

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2 Responses
  1. un4h731x0rp3r0m

    Great times ahead with various Cityfibre deployments now popping up.

  2. Stephen

    Fantastic to see Aberdeen at the front of the pack for once, this will be great for people living in the city centre.
    Interestingly, Openreach have applied for a shed load of new DSLAM cabinets to be built around the city, they must have something up their sleeve too. Good times for the internet in Aberdeen 🙂

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