In an exclusive video interview with Ian Scales of Telecom TV, Geo Chief Executive, Chris Smedley talks about the completion of the newest diverse optical fibre ring between the UK and Ireland and Geo’s withdrawal from the rural broadband initiative.
Stewart Mitchell from PC Pro says lighting up dark fibre could be one solution to boosting Britain’s broadband.
The process of bidding is proving costly to both councils and firms bidding to build networks, notes the BBC, which has led to the extrication from the bidding in full by Geo, and in part by Fujitsu and Cable & Wireless.
Geo has made the reluctant decision to withdraw from BDUK’s Broadband Framework and from future NGA procurements. Chris Smedley, Geo's Chief Executive explains the rationale and what changes need to occur for the market to be truly competitive.
Extra £50m pledged for superfast broadband everywhere in UK by 2015, the plan being that a digital hub will provide fibre connections to every community in the UK