BT is planning to develop a brand new, multi-million pound contact centre in Dundee which will become the new home to around 1,000 employees. The new office will be at West Marketgait in the heart of the city centre, close to the waterfront and part of a £1bn regeneration area.
Partnering with the Scottish Government, the Home Office and WHP Telecoms, EE has connected locations, including Tarskavaig (Skye) and Glencripesdale to its high-speed 4G network, with Killilan (Lochalsh) and Polbain (Wester Ross) due to be connected this summer.
O2 is expanding its partnership with charity Hubbub, with the aim of donating 1,500 devices and 12 months of free connectivity to digitally excluded people across Glasgow.
Ofcom has appointed Elizabeth Partyka as the new Chair of its Advisory Committee for Scotland, and Gerry Crawley as a new member. Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland provides advice to Ofcom about the interests and opinions of people living in Scotland on all communications matters.
Led by North Lanarkshire Council, BT and Interactive Immersive Classroom, the UK’s first 5G-enabled immersive classroom has arrived in Scotland.
The first phase of the new Shared Rural Network could boost rural business turnover by £187.7 million, with the lion’s share of revenue gains going to businesses in rural Scotland and the struggling hospitality sector.
Vodafone has launched a pilot of ‘Connected Education’ – a suite of digital services for teachers and pupils – at Bridge of Allan Primary School in Stirling, Scotland. Connected Education incorporates tablets for teachers and children, mobile Wi-Fi connectivity, advanced-grade security and specialist training to help teachers gain digital skills.
Three UK continues the rollout of its 5G network with the launch of its first Ericsson 5G sites which are now live for customers in Manchester, Glasgow and Reading.
Virgin Media Business has signed a major public sector contract with Falkirk Council that will see it improve connectivity in schools and support digital learning.
Smartphone users across Scotland are being urged to download NHS Scotland’s new contact tracing app - Protect Scotland - to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. Supported by a dedicated Protect Scotland website, the app is an extra tool complementing existing person-to-person contact tracing.
EE has completed the build of its 500th new site for the Emergency Services Network (ESN), located in Glencoe Scotland.