Fibre broadband network hits 50,000 premises

06 October 2021

Netomnia the Cheltenham-based fibre network operator. has just passed 50,000 businesses and homes across its rollout areas, having added 20,000 premises to its network in the last two months. The firm is now delivering its infrastructure in 14 towns across England, with more to come over the coming months, as it aims to connect 100,000 premises by the end of 2021 and one million by 2024. Founded in 2019, the company is making multi-million pound investments across the UK and is aiming to prioritise cities and towns, previously left behind by other operators, where the existing mixed-copper-and-fibre or cable infrastructure cannot provide the future-proofed connectivity demanded by an ever-more digital-reliant economy.

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Stellium opens new Aberdeen office

06 October 2021

Stellium Data Centres has opened a new Scottish office in Aberdeen, as part of its growth strategy for the north of the UK.
The group, one of the largest purpose-built co-location and network providers on these shores, said the Scottish market is important for expansion plans, as it aligns with the evolving macro data centre market, both regionally and internationally.

Developments in submarine networking with the Denmark-UK North Sea Connect and Norway-UK subsea cable systems at Stellium has led to Scotland becoming one of the best connected data centre hubs on the continent.

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Birmingham University opens AI and data centre

06 October 2021

University of Birmingham has opened an institute for the use of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in a bid to address major global challenges.

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and Artificial Intelligence will put research on data and AI into practice through work with businesses and industry, charities and the public sector, it said.

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Please meet...Paul Feenstra, vice president of Fluke EMEA

06 October 2021

Paul Feenstra

Paul Feenstra

Networking+ caught up with Paul Feentra of Fluke to talk life away from work

1. What was your big career break?

Early in my career while working at Philips Consumer Communications, I was trusted with the responsibility for all telecommunication network operators. I had the opportunity to work on the full scope of the mobile phone business, ranging from collaborating with R&D to implementing marketing and sales promotions. My manager at the time provided me with the opportunity to excel in this role at a relatively young age, offered me an MBA and basically set me up for an early career jump. This manager believed in me and trusted me to deliver my assignments. This made all the difference in fostering my ability to learn and grow, ensuring I was well placed to develop a great career path. At Fluke, I experience much of the same opportunities today. I enjoy learning and developing my skills by adding more and more responsibilities to my role.

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