Telecoms company, Sure is to invest millions of pounds in broadband technology in Guernsey.

 

The five-year multimillion pound project will begin with an upgrade to sub-sea cables which will increase capacity of Sure's network to 300 Gigabits per second. The company says they are investing in a range of new broadband technology to stay ahead of customer demand, which Sure's CEO says is critical to the island.

The importance of our subsea infrastructure really can't be overstated. Guernsey has been winning business on the world stage as a direct result of our network resilience and of course it keeps all of us connected in our daily lives. It is the unseen foundation that enables and secures connectivity for businesses, in our homes and when mobile. – IAN KELLY, SURE'S CEO.

Sure say they will increase broadband speeds by extending their fibre-rich technologies.

The sub-sea infrastructure is made up of multiple cables that connect Guernsey to the other Channel Islands, the UK and Europe. Demand for fast networks is increasing by 35% each year with more people using digital streaming services to consume video and music content.