The UK government is in the throes of a post-pandemic recovery – with plans to ‘Build Back Better’ and a promise to ‘level-up’ all regions in the country. Its aim is to ensure there’s equal opportunity for economic growth and social development, such as access to jobs, education, healthcare and housing, for every citizen from John O’Groats to Lands’ End.
As part of Total Telecom’s Connected Britain, VX Fiber hosted a special pre-event day on 20th September 2021, “Local Authorities: Delivering Digital Transformation.” Its aim was to further understand and support the challenges local governments are facing when it comes to the roll-out of next-generation digital infrastructure.
In a new ISPreview.co.uk interview the Chairman of Swedish operator VX Fiber, Mikael Sandberg, has helped to illuminate the “stark difference in attitude towards fibre in the UK compared with Sweden” and highlights some of the ways in which FTTP broadband deployments on this side of the channel could be improved.
Without a doubt, Covid-19 has brought about untold disruption across all sectors of the economy. The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is not alone in having to amend its business practices and operations, but it has been a difficult year for this sector.
Digital infrastructure specialist VX Fiber, has kick-started the build of a full fibre open access network across Crewe and Nantwich.
A forum promising an open and honest conversation centred around the post-Covid challenges facing local government.
We’re delighted to see Stoke-on Trent City Council (SoTCC) today announced its innovative and forward-thinking Silicon Stoke prospectus.
Digital infrastructure specialist, VX Fiber has kick-started the build of a full fibre open access network across Colchester.
The shift to full fibre has been taking place on a global scale for over a decade. On a weekly basis ‘build and connect’ announcements are being made from all players in the market, it would seem that the UK is on the ball and powering ahead with its full fibre revolution.
Gigabit capable broadband has always been an intrinsic part of the UK government’s investment in projects that will kick-start the economy and improve the UK’s competitiveness in the longer term.
Technology Trends in 2021: A changing world demands a change in Gigabit-speed broadband infrastructure
In November, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered the Spending Review 2020 – to Parliament. It included details of a £7.1 billion National Home Building Fund designed to help build the homes and the infrastructure communities need to succeed.
Telecoms.com published its ‘2020 Telecoms.com Annual Industry Survey’ at the beginning of November with the bold statement: ‘With resolution and defiance, the telecoms industry is standing firm in adversity’. We whole-heartedly agree with that statement and are proud of our team here at VX Fiber, its commitment and hard work during the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
ICYMI: We wanted to share some exciting news for VX Fiber today. It has been announced that Global investment manager, AMP Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in VX Fiber, on behalf of investors in its infrastructure equity strategy – clearly demonstrating the healthy appetite in the market for AltNet providers who have an innovative approach to the FTTP market.
As schools return, Silicon UK considers how technology has been used to keep students connected to their teachers and, what the future of education could look like. As hybrid working looks set to become the norm for businesses, will we see something similar in our education system? How will education change thanks to COVID-19?
According to the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR) as a direct result of Covid-19 we are seeing an emergence of three types of UK workers: those who mainly work in a workplace (e.g. an office); those who mainly work at home; and those who do a bit of both (also known as Hybrid working). As a result, by 2025 approximately 25 per cent of the UK workforce (6 million people) will be working from home on any given day.