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Article Archive for Category Tag: Scotland

cityfibre billboard construction

22nd September, 2017 - 2:09 pm (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has connected the first public building (Allan’s Primary School) to their new 20km long Gigabit FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is part of a £1.7m deal and is being supported by a 7-year contract with ISP MLL Telecom.

digital scotland fibre optic map

20th September, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

The SNP controlled Scottish Government has this month set out their work programme for 2017-18, which among the known broadband promises (R100) has also pledged to deliver free WiFi “throughout major town and city centres” and to match the UK Government’s rates relief on new fibre investment.


18th September, 2017 - 1:18 pm (0 Comments)

Scottish train operator ScotRail has partnered up with Cisco, CGI, Network Rail Telecoms and Wittos to conduct a Proof of Concept trial to enable “super-fast” WiFi on trains (Project SWIFT), which could offer data speeds of up to 300Mbps (allegedly the “fastest in-train Wi-Fi service in the world“).

lowndes court virgin media cabinet location

14th September, 2017 - 7:57 am (9 Comments)

Remember those pensioners in Barrhead (East Renfrewshire, Scotland) who complained that Virgin Media’s new 5ft tall street cabinet “completely blocks out any light from coming into the house” (here)? After a nine month battle, plus lots of bad media publicity, the operator has agreed to move it.

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13th September, 2017 - 2:28 pm (0 Comments)

Internet speed measuring company Ookla, which runs the popular Speedtest.net service, has published a short update that breaks the mobile and fixed line broadband speeds of the United Kingdom down by country. Interestingly Scotland comes out on top for fixed broadband performance.


24th August, 2017 - 5:16 pm (1 Comment)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise has announced that Openreach (BT) have completed their original state aid supported Phase One roll-out of faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to the remote Scottish archipelago of Orkney, which forms part of the wider £410m Digital Scotland project.

ab internet

22nd August, 2017 - 8:52 am (10 Comments)

The little known ISP Bogons Limited, which owns a unique £150k data centre that sits inside of an old nuclear bunker near Comrie and a website that looks as if it hails from the 90’s, appears to have acquired part of AB Internet‘s fixed wireless broadband network from the administrators.

bt copper cable thieves

9th August, 2017 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

Openreach (BT) and Crimestoppers are offering their usual reward of up to £1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and subsequent successful convictions of anybody involved with an attack on the operator’s network that occurred in the large Scottish village of Tweedbank.

digital scotland go faster broadband

8th August, 2017 - 3:33 pm (13 Comments)

The Scottish Government has issued a letter to the UK’s Department for Digital (DCMS) that warns against accepting BT’s proposed investment of up to £600m to deploy a new 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation for broadband, which they fear could extend BT’s “monopoly position in rural areas.”

united kingdom black coloured high res

3rd August, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The annual 2017 Communications Market Report (CMR) has today been published, which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).


27th July, 2017 - 2:15 pm (1 Comment)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has commissioned consultancy firm ekosgen to conduct a review of their Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) initiative, which has been running for five years and provides public investment to help setup new broadband networks in very remote rural areas.

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27th July, 2017 - 10:02 am (2 Comments)

The latest H1 2017 report from RootMetrics has revealed the 4G mobile performance and availability of O2, Three UK, Vodafone and EE across England, Wales, Scotland and N.Ireland. Overall EE takes the crown for Mobile Broadband speed and coverage, while Three UK won for reliability and calls.

shetland telecom fibre optic microtrench dig

21st July, 2017 - 8:06 am (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SNP) has launched a new consultation on plans to “raise standards and improve the quality of road works” in Scotland, which should be of interest to any major broadband infrastructure builders in the country (e.g. Cityfibre, BT and Virgin Media) as it could affect their work.

Isle of Skye

20th July, 2017 - 9:00 am (11 Comments)

The North Skye Broadband (NSB) project, which had been planning to deploy a B4RN-like fibre optic broadband network to 2,000 rural premises on the Northern side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, has given up its application for significant state aid support after facing repeated delays.


18th July, 2017 - 8:51 am (0 Comments)

The community (CIC) fixed wireless ISP Locheilnet, which offers broadband speeds of up to 35Mbps to areas from the West side of Loch Linnhe, both sides of Loch Eil and from Banavie to the wider Achnacarry/ Bunarkaig/Clunes area and Glenfinnan, has secured £42K to upgrade their core network.

openreach engineer nga aggregation node

5th July, 2017 - 5:25 pm (8 Comments)

Some 9,000 homes around new build sites at Rosewell, Midlothian, Johnstone, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Lossiemouth, Edinburgh, East Calder, East Kilbride, Bonnyrigg, Inverness, Kintore and Chapelton are next in line to get Openreach’s (BT) ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband service.

virgin media fibre optic laying with tom mockridge

4th July, 2017 - 2:18 pm (2 Comments)

Building a major new ultrafast broadband network isn’t easy and sometimes contractors don’t do the work properly. The latest example of this stems from Virgin Media’s street works in South Ayrshire, some of which have been described by local councillors as “horrendous.”

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