October 2013

Dedicated internet exchange point means faster internet for Scots

The internet in Scotland is to become faster and more efficient thanks to the launch of the country's dedicated internet exchange point (IXP) - IXScotland.

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, John Swinney, announced the new IXP, which will go live this week, during the Convention of the Highlands and Islands conference yesterday (October 28).

The new IXP will mean that it will be easier and quicker for Internet Service Providers in Scotland to pass traffic to each other and could reduce internet 'lag' time by up to 75 per cent.

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, CODE!

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK Games industry, today announced the launch of its 24-hour TIGA GameHack event in Scotland on 16 and 17 November 2013. The event will be held at, and in partnership with Abertay University in Dundee.
 
In the run up to the TIGA GameHack, TIGA and Abertay University will also be hosting a series of game development webinars which participants will be invited to attend.
 

The Scottish Games Network Launches As Scotland's Video Games Industry Body

Scotland's video games industry, one of the most dynamic, diverse and pioneering in the world, was today transformed, with the launch of the Scottish Games Network, as the official industry body for the entire sector in Scotland.

The Scottish Games Network now offers a single unified and strategic contact point for Scotland's diverse games sector, as well as opening the sector up to the wider cultural and creative industries, both nationally and globally.