Spitfire Sponsors Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Broadband

Telecoms provider Spitfire is an official sponsor of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Now in its fiftieth year, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight maintains and flies historic aircraft from the Second World War. The aircraft from the flight are flown at airshows and other major public events.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is part of the Royal Airforce and operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, and a Dakota from its base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

To support the important work of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Spitfire has provided its ADSL Max Premium broadband service with a maximum 8Mb download speed. As a major ISP Spitfire is a member of LINX – the London Internet Exchange, the world’s largest independent IP exchange. Being connected to LINX reduces the number of hops that traffic has to take to reach its destination which increases download speeds to users such as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and also adds resilience to Spitfire’s network.

Spitfire can supply a comprehensive service for customers that extends from designing and implementing a telephony and data communications network to providing line rental and call billing, with complete after sales technical support and customer service.

For the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Squadron Leader A C Pinner, Officer Commanding said, “On behalf of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight I would like to thank Spitfire for the outstanding support they have provided us. Our greatest problem was that we send and receive many image files of the aircraft of the BBMF, some of which can be significantly greater than 5 Megs. We had to record all images onto discs and then post them to recipients, frequently missing deadlines. Spitfire solved our problems by providing us with a high-speed broadband account at no cost to the public purse and we can now swap images instantaneously. Many, many thanks from the BBMF for bringing us into the twenty first century.”

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