Aberdeen set to become one of the best digitally connected cities in the world


ABERDEEN businesses will soon benefit from working within one of the best digitally connected cities in the world thanks to a partnership between a leading fibre-optic infrastructure provider and internet service provider.


Internet service provider Internet for Business (IFB) have partnered with fibre-optic infrastructure provider CityFibre in a move which will allow businesses to send and receive data up to 100 times faster than existing connections.


The partnership and the details behind it will be unveiled a keynote address at the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) digital conference, on 4 February 2015 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.


Graeme Gordon, IFB
Graeme Gordon, CEO of IFB


The conference will involve hundreds of industry professionals discussing the impact which becoming a Gigabit City will mean and how this will benefit businesses.


Graeme Gordon, CEO of IFB, will address the audience of industry experts, explaining how the partnership with IFB and leading independent network builder CityFibre, is creating Scotland’s first Gigabit City.


Graeme says, “IFB have seen an increasing demand for more bandwidth, not just to access the Internet, but also to maintain business critical services like cloud, off-site data backup and recovery, hosted VoIP services and connection to national and international networks.


“The innovation of the Aberdeen CORE, a bespoke, ultra-fast pure fibre network, will allow businesses to send and receive data up to 100 times faster than existing connections, whilst also provisioning for the use of the line to facilitate business critical services.


Graeme will examin the benefits of how a purpose-built infrastructure has the capacity to facilitate growth and allow businesses to maintain the highest performance, efficiency and reliability.


Graeme continued: “I will also be outlining to delegates how the pure fibre network will provide a major boost to the local economy in and around Aberdeen.


“Small businesses can benefit from this future-proof digital network by using available funding such as the government connection vouchers scheme which offers small businesses a grant to cover the initial costs of connecting to a high-speed network.


“The INCA conference is particularly significant as it is highlighting how the arrival of pure fibre infrastructure in Aberdeen is laying the foundations for the future.


“The Aberdeen CORE network will open up new opportunities and provide a long term connectivity foundation for data traffic requirements. It’s a great boost for Aberdeen to be the first city in Scotland to receive this service.”


IFB’s key markets include the on and offshore Oil and Gas sector, professional services and public and third sector.