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by Alan Lees
08 June 2022
Associate Feature: Intelligent Connectivity: giving Scotland the confidence to transform communities

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Associate Feature: Intelligent Connectivity: giving Scotland the confidence to transform communities

Scotland stands ready to embrace a digital future. A future that provides opportunities for all. 
Throughout the pandemic, BT’s fixed and mobile networks and services became more vital than ever. They enabled hospitals and GP surgeries to provide crucial care; schools, colleges, and universities to provide an invaluable education; and police stations to continue operating, keeping us all safe. 

As we look to the future, with ongoing expansion of 4G and 5G coverage, the scope for inclusive growth and opportunities comes into sharp focus. Immersive classrooms will allow children from all backgrounds to virtually visit landmarks across the globe. Patients in the most rural areas will attend virtual appointments with world-leading medical specialists. The potential is vast, but it is undeliverable unless it is underpinned by continued, reliable and secure connectivity across the nation. 

BT Group cares passionately about Scotland, with 7,000 local colleagues working and living across the country and is determined to give local organisations the confidence to transform through secure and reliable connectivity, innovation, and support. 

With our mobile network EE, we are building on our position as the number one provider of 5G, targeting complete nationwide coverage by 2028. Our smart network, due for completion this year, merges mobile with ultrafast broadband, providing seamless connectivity wherever our customers are.

Construction has now started on our multi-million-pound contact centre in Dundee, securing 1,000 local jobs that will in turn feed into the local economy, while our Glasgow office will undergo major refurbishment and bring further new jobs. Crucially, our recently announced charter outlines how we will invest £100m over the next three years to support the UK enterprise space, providing industry-leading tools and services, significantly enhancing connectivity, and driving innovation. It is clear that BT means business.

Through ongoing support, investment, and solutions our role is to provide businesses and public services in Scotland with the confidence and tools required to undertake their own digital transformation journey.

This article is sponsored by BT Enterprise.

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