The CityFibre network in Stirling will serve as a backbone for the future deployment of 5G and a host of Internet of Things and smart city applications.
Stirling in Scotland is set to become CityFibre’s first completed Gigabit City by mid-2020, the alternative infrastructure provider reports.
Stirling is on track to provide a full-fibre network to almost every home and business by summer 2020, according to CityFibre, which has completed more than half of its Gigabit City build programme in the city.
Using fibre-optic cables, installed by CityFibre, at every stage of a connection instead of traditional telephone lines, Vodafone Gigafast Broadband promises to give users download speeds 20 times faster and upload speeds 150 times faster than the average fixed broadband service in the UK.
At speeds of up to 900 Mbps, Vodafone Gigafast Broadband is ideal for hi-tech businesses, connected classrooms and buffer-free households.
Neil Blagden, Director of Digital & Commercial Operations at Vodafone UK, said: “At speeds of up to 900 Mbps, Vodafone Gigafast Broadband is ideal for hi-tech businesses, connected classrooms and buffer-free households. It will boost the local economy and improve people’s lives. Every family member or employee can get online at the same time, with no delays. We look forward to bringing the service to more people across the city.”
The Stirling Gigabit City project forms part of CityFibre’s £2.5 billion Gigabit City investment programme to bring full fibre to five million homes and businesses by 2025. So far, the company has announced plans or begun build-out in 26 UK cities.
Stirling City Council is using CityFibre’s network to connect key public sites such as schools, libraries, and community venues. It will also serve as a backbone for the future deployment of 5G and a host of Internet of Things and Smart City applications.
Stirling City Council is using CityFibre’s network to connect key public sites such as schools, libraries, and community venues.
CityFibre says it is working closely with Stirling Council to engage the local community and minimise disruption. CityFibre’s team have visited over 11,000 properties to provide information on the project and to outline the benefits of fibre.
Councillor Scott Farmer, Leader of Stirling Council, said: “We are proud Stirling is well on its way to becoming the nation’s first completed Gigabit City project and believe it is the start of a huge digital opportunity for businesses and residents in the area. This forward-thinking approach and strategic partnership with CityFibre and Vodafone ensures we are securing the critical digital infrastructure we need today, as well as helping to safeguard the digital future of our residents and businesses.”
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