SSE Enterprise Telecoms has secured a £10.5m full fibre project from Aberdeenshire Council, spanning up to 200km.
The 18-month project builds on a 20 year partnership and comes under the banner of the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD), part of a funding allocation designed to improve the region’s digital infrastructure.
The project will provide gigabit Dark Fibre out to public sector locations such as schools and NHS sites in a number of towns in a belt around Aberdeen.
Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council and NHS Grampian will benefit directly as the users of the fibre to deliver services and improve efficiency.
In addition, SSE Enterprise Telecoms will further invest in the infrastructure and offer capacity and services to mobile operators and internet service providers.
Public Sector Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms, Martin Samuel (pictured), said: “Improving the region’s digital infrastructure is key to the long-term sustainable future of the local economy. This collaborative partnership is about maximising Aberdeenshire Council’s resources and providing the best value for money possible."