Telcos & ISPs

Shetland Telecom has an established Point of Presence in Lerwick providing resilient backhaul connections from Shetland to Telehouse, the centre of the UK Internet, in London.

Our network has been designed to encourage service providers to develop business opportunities in Shetland and we are always keen to assist with new ventures.

Shetland Telecom operates a fibre optic network in Shetland with an open access policy; whether your requirements are for dark fibre, Point to Point Ethernet or Managed Upstream Internet we offer a solution to enable Telcos to extend their service offerings in Shetland.

Off Islands connections are provided by Faroese Telecom on their SHEFA2 cable, the primary route is Southbound via Orkney and Banff but resilience/redundancy is achieved Northbound on SHEFA2 with onward connections from Faroe through the FARICE1, DANICE and CANTAT-3 cables.

As well as backhaul services, bespoke solutions can be provided by Faroese Telecom and Shetland Broadband.

Services include:

  • Managed Upstream Internet - Uncontended Internet service from Lerwick to Telehouse in London at speeds from 10Mbps to 1Gbps.
  • Point to Point Ethernet - Uncontended Ethernet between any two points on Shetland Telecom's network at speeds from 10Mbps to 1Gbps.
  • Dark Fibre - For total flexibility and control Shetland Telecom can provide dark fibre connections between any two points on the Shetland Telecom fibre network.
  • Rack Space - Shetland Telecom rack space is available in Lerwick in 1/4, 1/2 or complete 42 U Racks.

Contact us for more information.