• THE FUTURE OF BROADBAND

    THE FUTURE OF BROADBAND

    Find out if we deliver wireless broadband spectrum to your area

 

Our Vision

To remove the barriers to broadband delivery through technological advancement of WiFi, improving digital and social inclusion.

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Our Technology

We use hybrid state-of-the-art 5GHz and TV WhiteSpace networking solutions that are perfectly suited for both hard to reach rural areas and urban in-filling.

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Our promise

It is our ambition to be a leader in the emerging world of shared spectrum delivering affordable access to an online experience that is expanding by the day.

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Where we are

Our first project, showcasing the capability of WhiteSpace technology, is on Arran. We are now becoming active in both urban and rural locations across the UK.

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Can we help you?

If you are experiencing a frustratingly slow or buffering download, complete our contact form. The more interest expressed in an area, the sooner we can help!

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Prices

Our pricing is simple and affordable. It is set depending on the local geography. Find out if we are in your area by completing the contact form.

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Who we are

We are dedicated to ensuring that everybody gets the broadband they need.

We are members of the Social Stock Exchange, committed to delivering a positive social impact as well as a return for our investors.

We have decades of experience of working in the telecoms, utility and finance industries.

We work with the strongest industrial players, including Microsoft, Nominet and leading academic institutions such as the University of Strathclyde and King’s College London


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TV Whitespace (TVWS) Technology

We are pioneering the use of WhiteSpace technology on the Isle of Arran, the first commercial deployment in Europe.

The spectrum is tailor made for remote, hard-to-reach rural areas, delivering great quality broadband even through trees and around hills. We are currently trialing the latest generation of this technology, delivering an impressive 40Mbps. 100Mbps is just around the corner.

We are working with the world’s leading experts in WhiteSpace technology – Microsoft, Nominet, the Strathclyde University and King’s College London – ensuring that residents and businesses get the best of the best.

We are also using more conventional 5GHz radio technology where we have ‘line-of-sight’ to our customers. While TV WhiteSpace is fast, 5GHz is even faster – so if you are not surrounded by trees or tucked away behind hills, you can expect even more from us.


Our Promise

Our ambition is to cover the whole of the UK with Whitespace radio – a technology that is perfectly suited to meeting the rural broadband challenge.

Following the success of our launch project in Arran, we have a number of projects in construction across Scotland and Wales, and soon also in England.

If your community is suffering from poor quality broadband and your current provider is running out of steam, then please register your interest in receiving our service, by clicking here. The more interest shown, the quicker we can come.


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The Team

Michael Armitage

Michael Armitage

Chairman/CEO

Michael has worked in the telecoms industry since joining BT as a graduate trainee in 1980. He entered the City in 1982 and joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 where, as Managing Director, he led the European and latterly Global Telecoms research teams. In the last four years he has been committed to the development of the UK broadband opportunity.

    Barry Weaver

    Barry Weaver

    Chief Operating Officer/CTO

    Barry is an experienced Company Director and a wireless network specialist with extensive experience of network design and deployment. He has created and managed large teams in companies going through rapid growth – developing and implementing processes and systems in a technology and engineering environment.

      Louise Towers

      Louise Towers

      Chief Finance Officer

      Louise is a Chartered Accountant and experienced finance director. Having qualified with Andersen in 2001 Louise has held a number of Finance Director roles with both high growth start-up and established technology companies. A strong technical background with experience of raising finance and overseas trading for both AIM listed and PE backed companies.

        Dr Oliver Holland

        Dr Oliver Holland

        Non-Executive Director

        Dr. Oliver Holland is a senior researcher at King’s College London. He is an internationally-renowned expert on TV White Space and other spectrum sharing technologies, spectrum in general, and upcoming 5G mobile/wireless communication technologies, among other topics. He has led a number of high profile standards, regulatory activities, projects, and events, among other leaderships. He has achieved various accolades for his work, most recently creating and leading a team/submission/idea that won the 0.5m EUR European Union Collaborative Spectrum Sharing Prize.

          Manoj Khosia

          Manoj Khosia

          Non-Executive Director

          Manoj is a qualified accountant and has held various senior financial managerial and directorial roles in the US, Asia as well as the City. He spent 19 years with Merrill Lynch during which he was Finance Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management), and was also a Managing Director at UBS Global Asset Management.

            Calum Cusiter

            Calum Cusiter

            Investment Director

            Calum is an Investment Director and has been with Souter Investments since November 2008, involved in deal origination, execution and monitoring through to exit. The companies he is involved with are from across the portfolio in both transport and non-transport sectors. Calum is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BComm in Business Studies and Accountancy.