Latest phase of network expansion brings high performance services to key enterprise hubs
London – 3 April 2014 – SSE Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure and data centre services, and part of the SSE Group – today announced that an additional 30 points of presence (PoPs), which offer up to 10Gb capacity per customer connection, are now live. Predominantly located in and around central London, but also in Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby, Edinburgh, Leeds, Slough and Windsor, these PoPs will help meet the growing demand for SSE Telecoms’ high performance networking services.
This is the latest phase of SSE Telecoms’ major network expansion, dubbed Project Edge, and adds to the 24 new PoPs that went live in November 2013. All 54 PoPs are located in central business districts and provide an ever deeper presence into the UK’s busiest towns and cities, bringing high performance yet affordable connectivity solutions right to the doorsteps of the UK’s largest and most demanding organisations.
The Project Edge investment also saw SSE Telecoms launch its LIGHTNOW service – a new high-capacity, ultra-resilient optical networking service connecting 21 of London’s busiest data centres with 10Gb Ethernet wavelengths that can be provisioned within seven days.
SSE Telecoms delivers high availability connectivity to customers with no tolerance for downtime or failure, including Thomson Reuters, E.ON and Janet. Project Edge has extended the reach of SSE Telecoms’ UK fibre network to more than 13,700km, with a total of 234 PoPs serving over 200,000 metropolitan business postcodes. This not only makes it cost-effective, but the SSE Telecoms Carrier Ethernet and Optical networking services overlay make the new network one of the most highly specified in the market today.
“The 30 new PoPs, which form the latest part of the Project Edge investment, are essential to ensuring our high bandwidth, high availability network services are readily available to our existing channel and growing enterprise customer base, in this case, mainly in and around London,” said Chris Jagusz, managing director, SSE Telecoms. “With more still to come from Project Edge, we are fully committed to our ongoing investment in our network, ensuring that we are able to meet even the most demanding requirements of businesses across the UK, without fail.”
The additional PoPs that are now live as part of the latest stage of Project Edge are: London Bishopsgate, London Covent Garden, London Faraday, London Poplar, London Mayfair, London Southbank, London Bloomsbury, London Whitehall, London Soho, London South Kensington, London Euston, London Pimlico, London Fulham, London Kings Cross, London Marylebone, London North Paddington, London Hammersmith, London Chiswick, London Shoreditch, London Westminster, London Kensington Gardens, Slough, Windsor, Birmingham, Cambridge (x2), Coventry, Derby, Edinburgh, Leeds.