A telecoms firm has announced plans to "revolutionise" the Scottish business sector by rolling out Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) broadband.
Glasgow-based Abica, which is working in partnership with BT, aims to generate revenues of more than £1 million a year through the introduction of next-generation broadband, reports the Scotsman.
Some 20 firms are already trialling the services, which are designed to replace traditional copper-based connections.
Abica aims to have 1,000 business users in Scotland within 12 months of full launch.
The firm's joint Managing Director David Munro said FTTC will make "a transformational difference" to the way businesses communicate and how people network.
"It will allow us to create wide area networks which will permit companies with geographically separate divisions to allow all their computers to talk to each other," he told the news provider.
Last month, BT announced that businesses in the Halfway area of Glasgow could participate in a trial of high-speed fibre-optic broadband.