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Scottish broadband infrastructure operator Lothian Broadband continues scale up with acquisition of Highland Wireless

7th October 2020

Lothian Broadband is delighted to announce the acquisition of rural broadband provider, Highland Wireless.  Highland Wireless is a broadband infrastructure operator serving the rural communities around central Sutherland.  Highland has around 4000 properties within range of its high capacity fixed wireless network and has tremendous potential for network expansion north of Inverness.

The acquisition is part of Lothian Broadband’s strategy to consolidate its position as the leading fixed wireless operator in Scotland.  Lothian Broadband believes that broadband delivery to small towns, villages and communities in rural Scotland will need a mix of fibre and high capacity fixed wireless networks.  Over the last two years Lothian Broadband has stepped up its fibre investment and villages in East Lothian are now benefiting from new fibre to the home services.   The acquisition of Highland Wireless adds Sutherland to the Lothians and Scottish Borders as target areas for Lothian Broadband fibre investment.

The transaction value was not disclosed. 

Commenting on the acquisition:

Nic McCormick, Lothian Broadband Managing Director

“This transaction is an ideal fit with our strategy to expand our fixed wireless footprint in Scotland and to add new territory where our local knowledge will be key to the deployment of targeted fibre infrastructure.  We are hugely impressed with the network Cameron has built at Highland and we are delighted to welcome him to the growing team here at Lothian Broadband’

Cameron Warren, Highland Wireless Managing Director

“This is an exciting time to be joining forces with Nic and the team at Lothian Broadband.  The company has ambitious plans to scale up its investment in infrastructure

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