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Production edited in Bathgate

Trainspotting crew choose Commsworld

Ricky NicolBox Office smash T2 Trainspotting was edited in Scotland after the production company chose a comms provider that would ensure it received the required speed and capacity.

TS2 Productions, the outfit behind the blockbuster film, was able to move its entire production team from London for onsite filming thanks to a bespoke network connection provided by Commsworld.

While reviewing potential filming locations, the production company was attracted to the Pyramids in Bathgate as Commsworld could provide a temporary, ultra-fast and tailored fibre dedicated service.

This network, which operated at a constant 50MB per second, was critical in relaying unedited footage from the shoot. 

The company guaranteed that the connection never dipped as a result of overuse by others connected to the network.

Jane McVey, business development manager at Commsworld said: “It’s really gratifying to have played a part in keeping one of the year’s biggest films in Scotland.

“Commsworld engineers have been working on the site from the get-go and were busy installing outlets and cabling while the sets were going up. We’ve even bumped into Danny Boyle and Robert Carlyle.”

Feedback from the production was that a quick and temporary dedicated fibre service was essential for any soundstage the cast and crew would be using.

The Pyramids, a client of Commsworld, was able to offer half of its bandwidth – a speedy 50 Mb – on a short term contract.

Ricky Nicol, chief executive of Commsworld, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be offering our bespoke service to this international phenomenon rooted in Scottish culture.”

Commsworld’s last cinematic exploit at the Pyramids was to service a BBC CBeebies film.

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