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  • How full fibre will shape the job market

    19 June 2018
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    With towns and cities across the UK set to benefit in several ways from the roll out of a full fibre network, a report by CityFibre on The Economic Impact of Full Fibre Infrastructure in 100 UK Towns and Cities has examined the impact this could have on the country’s job market.

    A full fibre network will offer businesses and local organisations in 100 towns and cities across the UK, …

  • How full fibre will improve education

    31 May 2018
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    The planned roll out of full fibre to 100 towns and cities across the UK, is set to make significant improvements and bring innovation to the education sector. The new connection promises gigabit speeds for local services and businesses, and is part of the government’s £500m digital pledge.

    In a recent report, CityFibre acknowledged that “the education sector is already being …

  • Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Visits Commsworld Offices

    09 May 2018
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    (Commsworld CEO Blog May 2018)

    My job means I get to spend a fair amount of time talking to brilliant people doing amazing work at our clients, suppliers and compeititors.

    And given the collaborative nature of the business environment in Scotland, they are often keen to pass on their praise for our various achievements and continued growth.

    As grateful and proud as I always am to hear …

  • Why full fibre is a start up business’ best friend

    12 April 2018
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    If you run a start-up business, or are thinking of doing so, there’s some excellent news on the horizon.

    By all accounts, the Scottish start-up sector is truly thriving at the moment, and future plans to roll out full fibre connectivity across the country could give businesses an extra boost.

    In its recently published report on The Economic Impact of Full Fibre Infrastructure in 100 UK …

  • Telecoms trends for 2018

    28 March 2018
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    As we are nearing the end of the first quarter of 2018 lets explore developments that lie ahead. Let us take a glance into our telecoms crystal ball and look at some of the biggest trends and changes we predict throughout 2018...

    Big steps toward the rise of 5G

    Nokia, Apple and Samsung are already heavily involved in the development of a 5G network. As mobile data use continues to …

  • International Women’s Day 2018: Why The Tech Sector Needs Innovation

    08 March 2018
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    THE NATURE of uncomfortable truths is that they eventually need confronting – writes Ricky Nicol, Chief Executive of Commsworld.

    International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 has been well and truly elevated, so what better day to highlight our own industry’s most embarrassing, frustrating and deep-rooted problem?

    And it really is a problem that affects us all regardless of gender. …

  • Productivity is down: here’s how to buck the trend

    20 February 2018
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    New statistics show productivity fell consistently throughout 2017, as employees are now producing less output per hour worked than they were a decade ago.

    Productivity is calculated by dividing labour output by labour input, and the report from the Office for National Statistics found productivity had fallen by 0.1% from quarter 1 to quarter 2. This follows a 0.5% fall from Oct-Dec 2016 to the …

  • Commsworld CEO Blog February 2018

    14 February 2018
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    When I set out to write this blog I didn’t realise how hard a task I had set myself following previous blogs.

    In the past I’ve described the year before as “transformational”, “outstandingly successful” and taking “things to a new level”.  How am I supposed to surpass that lot?

    Well, I have to because 2017 was another unbelievable year that …

  • What is digital poverty?

    02 February 2018
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    Digital poverty is a phrase you may have heard bandied about, but what exactly does it mean?

    The digital age has brought endless potential for information sharing, community building and innovation. Yet across the globe, many individuals struggle to access the internet or do not possess the skills to make use of the technology. As a collective, this group are said to be suffering from digital …

  • Commsworld's Festive 'Spin to Win' Winners

    19 December 2017
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    Our festive ‘Spin to Win’ is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered.

    Congratulations to our all our Instant Winners and to the Grand Prize Draw Winner who won a Commsworld Christmas Hamper and a £250 towards charity.

    Our winners are:

    Grand Prize Draw

    Richard MacLennan, Law Society of Scotland (Richard chose Marie Curie for the £250 donation).

    Instant Prize …