Aberdeen’s digital infrastructure puts the city on a par with the likes of Stockholm and Seoul, the firm connecting businesses to an ultra-fast fibre network in Europe’s energy capital said yesterday.
Edinburgh-based Commsworld said a growing number of companies were taking advantage of the Granite City’s CORE network and data storage facilities.
Recent additions to Commsworld’s client list in the north-east include Harris Caprock, Fugro Subsea and Statsgroup.
The company said it would help telecommunications specialist CityFibre install another 20 miles of fibre-based infrastructure in Aberdeen over the next year, allowing even more people to benefit from ultra-fast internet service speeds.
Commsworld chief executive Ricky Nicol said Aberdeen-based businesses “feeling the pinch” of the oil and gas downturn were becoming increasingly aware of the efficiency savings to be made by using faster internet connections.
He added: “Slow and inconsistent internet speeds cause untold harm.
“The opportunity to tap into the state-of-the-art data centre on brightsolid’s Lang Stracht site is saving firms both the expense and the sheer space requirements of their own extensive servers.”
“Aberdeen is, of course, facing difficulties but the technological infrastructure it now has in place is at the absolute highest end of what is achievable – and puts the city amongst the likes of Stockholm and Seoul as global tech leaders.”