Geo Networks champions fibre to the home at Scotland NextGen Roadshow
Fibre vital for driving innovation and regeneration
London, 11 May 2011 – Geo Networks Limited (“Geo”), a provider of dedicated fibre networks, will be speaking at the annual Scotland NextGen Roadshow on 12th May. Subtitled ‘The Way Forward’, the show will focus on how to ensure Scotland has the infrastructure to expand the scope and choices of services available to local communities, especially in health provision, education, entertainment and business services.
As businesses move into a digital future, it’s time to shift ‘the great broadband debate’ on from an expensive centrally planned big-bang challenge to a ‘village pump’ approach enabling communities to pursue low entry-cost, local incremental change. Issues such as competition for backhaul services, spectrum and information to consumers will play vitals roles in this development and will be key topics for discussion at the show.
At 10.15, Geo Chief Executive Chris Smedley will be participating in the ‘Digital village pump’ panel discussion introduced by Professor Michael Fourman. The session will be discussing how to achieve universal Next Generation Broadband for Scotland, and will also include industry peers from INCA, BDUK and ScoRED Eleven.
In the afternoon, Geo is also co-sponsoring a workshop session on the anatomy and management of a network. Aimed at anyone helping to plan or to lead a local access network project, it will highlight that a successful solution involves many different aspects, such as existing infrastructure, and demographics.
Following the publication of the Digital Scotland and Scotland′s Digital Future – a strategy for Scotland – reports, the conference will discuss the Way Forward for Scotland, looking for a practical approach that will sidestep political divisions.
For more information, or to attend the conference, please go to: http://www.nextgenevents.co.uk/events/1/Scotland-Roadshow
About Geo Networks
Geo is the only company in the UK solely focused on the designing and building of bespoke dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo’s revolutionary and flexible approach means that for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed. By allowing its customers to directly own and control the underlying optical fibre that is at the heart of their data network, Geo is the only truly open access network provider in the UK. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed networks, dark fibre and co-location services. Geo enables network solutions throughout the UK and in the London area. Customers include mobile operators, service providers, major banks and the public sector. Geo is listed as the UK’s 3rd fastest growing telecoms & networking company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2010. Geo was also shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100: Barclays Corporate Performance Excellence Award. Visit www.geo-uk.net for more information.