Spectrum secures landmark investment to deliver full fibre broadband

19 November 2020

Phelps on site 

Phelps on site 

Spectrum, the Cardiff-based broadband service provider, has secured a landmark investment from Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of M&G Plc and one of Europe’s leading infrastructure investors.

The deal provides cornerstone funding and enables Spectrum to push forward with its ambitious plan to build full fibre broadband infrastructure across south Wales, transforming the digital landscape for underserved communities within the region.


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How to deliver an efficient network to meet growing demands

02 November 2020

Ehab Kanary, vice president enterprise EMEA at CommScope

Ehab Kanary, vice president enterprise EMEA at CommScope

The ways in which networks are being used have changed dramatically over the past few years, for a multitude of reasons. Though we’ve seen unprecedented demand for streaming services such as Netflix over the past few months, download speed is no longer the be all and end all.

Uplink is now equally crucial to the network user experience - whether it’s to effectively use videoconferencing services like Zoom to communicate with work colleagues and extended family, or our children uploading videos to TikTok.

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Quortus Partners with TLC Solutions for private 5G network radio solution

30 October 2020

Quortus, the UK-based provider of private edge, LTE and 5G network solutions, has partnered with Florida-based TLC Solutions, a provider of wireless network solutions for remote, rural, tactical and emergency deployments, to deliver 5G radios for private network deployment.

The former has been working with the US firm to provide its ECX Pack, ECX Access and ECX Core products as an integrated part of TLC Solutions’ wireless network systems. The combined offering is said to deliver “greater flexibility for private network deployments”, particularly with regards to radio range and spectrum optimisation. TLC is currently integrating the Quortus’ packet core and its access management system as part of its 5G New Radio (NR) solution.

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A £10.5m full fibre network to power Aberdeenshire

29 June 2020

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been awarded a £10.5m full fibre project by Aberdeenshire Council, spanning up to 200km, with the aim of improving the delivery of public services to the community and boosting economic activity and quality of life in the area.

This latest collaboration is a continuation of a 20-year-strong partnership between the two parties and the project comes under the banner of the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD).

It is part of a funding allocation designed to improve the region’s digital infrastructure, key to the long-term future of the local economy. Funding from the Aberdeen City Region Deal provides the opportunity to create a sustainable digital infrastructure from which the region can transform into a world-class digital area.

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