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Soho, in the heart of London’s West End, boasts an exciting history, from its early days as the hunting grounds of Henry VIII to the centre of the UK sex industry – reviled and revered in equal measure. In more recent years, the district has become synonymous with film-making, playing host to numerous production companies and offices from Soho Square to Wardour Street. But while Soho might be great for post-production, the studios are nowhere near central London and stretch out into the English countryside or overseas to the Hollywood hills. This distance means a good network is essential for production to run smoothly. Early days “Sohonet was founded in 1995, set up by a number of post-production houses – in spite of the telcos – as they had the need to start moving data around. The telcos fitted neither budgets nor requirements at the time,” says Dave Scammell, CEO of the Soho-based service provider, speaking to Computer Weekly today. The coalition of post-production businesses – 10 in total – formed Sohonet and began to buy up and lease dark fibre, ... Access >>>
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