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BT Brings 21CN to Scottish Northern Isles

Posted: 08th Jul, 2008 By: MarkJ
BT has contracted Global Marine Systems to lay a 70km fibre optic submarine cable between Orkney and the Scottish mainland to help carry its 21st Century Network to Scotland’s Northern Isles.

The cable itself is being installed under the Pentland Firth from Skaill Bay in Orkney to Dunnet Bay near Thurso and will complement the Islands existing radio (wireless) links:

"It is one of the biggest projects BT has ever undertaken and much more work will have to be done before 21CN comes to Orkney and Shetland," Brendan Dick, director of BT Scotland added.

"Nearly 60 exchanges in the islands, from the largest to the smallest, will have existing equipment removed and replaced with 21st Century kit. And it will be well worth the wait, because every exchange, no matter how remote, will have the same capability as a city centre exchange."

The VNUNet item notes that BT's plan is part of a wider project to replace equipment in more than 1,000 exchanges across Scotland and could result in faster broadband services becoming available to some areas.
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