Connectivity and broadband are often described as the fourth utility; as necessary as clean water, electricity, and gas. In fact, last year the current government announced ambitious plans to deliver full fibre across the UK to ensure that every business and household, regardless of location, can access gigabit capable internet connectivity by 2025. Aviva-backed full fibre provider, ITS, is already operating among the fastest, most reliable networks in the UK, including a full fibre network right on your doorstep.
Daren Baythorpe, CEO of ITS said: “A fast, reliable connection underpins our online experience, sharing information and allowing us to take advantage of bandwidth hungry hosted and cloud services that help us to be more productive and collaborate with our supply chain and customers more effectively.
“We are continuing to invest in our network, increasing the footprint to give more businesses in the area access to high quality connectivity. Even if our network doesn’t pass your building, we can still supply connectivity as we build our full fibre network out. We also work with an extensive partner network which provides a shop window to a huge amount of choice of service providers; or you can work with your tried and trusted providers too.“
ITS’ London and South East network footprint began with a ground-breaking partnership with London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham which uses H&F Council’s existing underground CCTV ducts to build its networks. This reuse approach means that fibre can be installed faster, and with the minimum of disruption as it avoids digging up the roads to lay cables. The ITS and H&F Council partnership forms part of the council’s Industrial Strategy with Imperial College London to make H&F the best place to live, work and socialise in Europe alongside the council’s Upstream campaign with local business leaders and firms.
Richard Wheeler, Director of Business Development at Imperial College London ThinkSpace, that has an ITS connection installed to the I-Hub building said: “Our tenants expect a quick and simple solution for their broadband connectivity in time for when they move in. They can’t afford to wait months to get connected. The imaginative combination of H&F’s and Imperial College’s existing ductwork to the I-HUB, with the reliable fibre provision of ITS is a brilliant idea and gives us a quality product delivered as and when it’s needed.”
At the time of the launch, Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration (now Cabinet Member for the Economy) said: “We’re future-proofing the borough with digital connectivity that will allow businesses to compete with the best in the 21st century. Ultrafast broadband will soon become the norm for businesses across the borough as we strive to make H&F the best place to do business in Europe.”
ITS provides a range of connectivity solutions to suit organisations of all shapes and sizes, requirements, and budgets. From dedicated leased lines, to very low contended full fibre business broadband, to solutions providing resilience and redundancy. To find out more, visit www.itstechnologygroup.com or contact Mike Savery at firstname.lastname@example.org.