City firms to receive affordable high-speed fibre broadband for the first time

18 June 2018

A map showing when each area of the City of London is due to have FTTP installed.

A map showing when each area of the City of London is due to have FTTP installed.

London’s ‘Square Mile’ will be one of the first places in the UK to benefit from a city-wide roll-out of ultrafast broadband services.

On 16 May, 21 Whitefriars Street became the first office building in the area to be connected up to the high-speed technology as part of Openreach’s Fibre First programme. Throughout 2018, 12,000 more premises across the rest of the City will be given access to the service. 

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Intercity Technology continues to support GÉANT network

14 June 2018

Intercity says its operations has the potential to take on the first-line support for eduroam, the global Wi-Fi roaming service for the research and academic community.

Intercity says its operations has the potential to take on the first-line support for eduroam, the global Wi-Fi roaming service for the research and academic community.

GÉANT is boosting the performance and availability of its pan-European data network for the research and education community with the help of Intercity Technology.

The two companies have been working together since 2014 and have recently renewed their contract.

This will see the enterprise communications and IT specialist offering a round-the-clock service desk from its Intercity Secure Operations Centre (ISOC) in Bolton for a further four years.

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Sky and SSE partner for nationwide Ethernet connectivity

14 June 2018

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In a separate deal, SSE will also work with Three UK to support its network’s growth and expansion goals.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Sky Business have partnered to deliver new high-capacity Ethernet connectivity solutions to businesses across the UK. 

Sky Business is Sky’s B2B division. In addition to its entertainment portfolio, the company provides services that include Wi-Fi and a national Layer 2 Ethernet platform that offers dedicated connectivity to communications providers across the country. 

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