Glasgow should have ambitions to be world leader on digital stage…


This guest blog from our telecoms partner Abica, highlights a report published yesterday (Thursday 12 February 2015) by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce which has outlined recommendations for Glasgow to become a world leader on the digital stage.

Coming close on the heels of the announcement that Glasgow is one of the second tranche of Scottish cities that will receive SuperConnected Cities status, it has been a huge week for technology in the city.

The Tomorrow’s City Centre: Glasgow Agenda white paper recommends that Glasgow ensures high-quality wireless and broadband in order to drive productivity and innovation in the city, and that it is used to reach people who are not currently digitally connected to city centre benefits.

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “This study reflects the ambitions of Glasgow to become one of the most advanced and connected cities in Europe.”

Within the report, priorities for the next five years aimed at adjusting to rapidly evolving digital technologies, seizing potential opportunities and developing a confident approach to the future are established.

Whilst the report focuses on driving improvement for all areas, not just for business, with eligible SMEs in Glasgow being able to apply for up to £3000 worth of connection vouchers from 1 April this year, the city is already well on its way to enabling mass connectivity.

At Abica, we are already working with a significant number of businesses across the city to solve their connectivity and communications issues to improve business productivity and ultimately benefit the bottom line.

For us, Glasgow is already well on its way to achieving its ambitions as a digital world leader, and we look forward to Abica playing its part in the process.

13th February 2015
By pcr

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