News & Events - Fri 15th Oct 2010

15 Oct 2010 @ 09:00 Digital Region Broadband partner with local IT leader

 

Digital Region Broadband announce partnership with local IT Leader

 

Lakeside IT and Digital Region Broadband, today announced a partnership in which Lakeside IT will take responsibility for delivering Digital Region services to organisations across Doncaster and South Yorkshire.

Commenting on the agreement, Ashley Harris, Managing Director, Lakeside IT, said: "The Digital Region network is the largest and most powerful broadband network in South Yorkshire and its growing rapidly. Partnering with DRBSY will allow our business to benefit from many opportunities driven by this new capability, we have deep knowledge of the local market and envisage taking advantage of a wide spectrum of opportunities, ranging from helping local businesses reduce costs through to enabling new communication channels such as video conferencing.

George Taylor, founding partner and CEO of Digital Region Broadband, remarked "we are very pleased to announce this agreement. It represents a significant step in forwarding the delivery of transformational broadband into the Doncaster area. We are delighted to be working closely with Lakeside, whose core values we share, Lakeside clients will benefit from our powerful network capabilities complimented by their excellent support."

 

George Taylor, CEO Digital Region Broadband (Left) & Ashley Harris, MD, Lakeside IT

 

About Lakeside IT

Lakeside IT is focused on providing effective computer and telecom support and solutions to SME’s within Doncaster and South Yorkshire. Lakeside IT is the IT Partner to the Keepmoat Stadium. A recent contract win establishes Lakeside IT as the Official IT Partner to Doncaster Rovers FC.

Lakeside IT are a passionate team with the aim of offering solutions that meet customer requirements. They currently support many local, national and international businesses.

 

About Digital Region Broadband

Digital Region Broadband (DRBSY Limited) is focused on delivery of superfast internet services via a growing network of reseller partners. DRBSY manages its own national IP network, used solely for business use and guarantees the highest service levels in the industry. DRBSY is channel focused and is the leading supplier of managed Digital Region services.

 

In terms of infrastructure, DRBSY now has one carrier class datacentre, Multi gigabit transit capacity and active peering relationships with most ISPs

DRBSY continues to grow profitably, with very low churn thanks to a sustainable business plan, good people, continuous innovation and a quality network.

 

What will the Digital Region Network deliver To South Yorkshire?

 

In technical terms this is the development of a Next Generation Access Broadband network, ubiquitously across South Yorkshire.

 

The key differences from today’s technology are :

Optical fibre will carry broadband and telephone traffic from the telephone exchange to the end of your street instead of copper wire.

 

The latest technology in telephone exchanges designed to carry data (e.g. internet traffic etc) rather than purely voice traffic.

This allows much greater bandwidth to the premises, It enables a guaranteed bandwidth, rather than an ‘up to....’ this is critical for the multiple applications now used across broadband.

 

It enables more symmetry (i.e. download speeds can be closer matched to upload speeds) – this is critical for the enhanced video/teleconferencing applications which are to become more standard.

 

The capability to provide advanced applications, such as –

  • Remote data storage

  • Online GP surgery

  • IP-CCTV

  • Working from home

  • Enhanced video conferencing

  • Virtual shopping

  • Virtual classroom

  • Interactive customer service

Location: Doncaster / Rotherham

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