Zayo Provides Dark Fiber to SSE Telecoms
LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- Zayo Group, the global bandwidth infrastructure provider, today announced that it has won a contract to install a Point of Presence (PoP) network for SSE Telecoms, the network infrastructure and data centre service provider arm of the SSE Group. Zayo has designed and will provision the dark fibre backhaul network for SSE Telecoms, which will connect 21 BT phone and Ethernet exchange points in London and a further exchange serving the Slough area.
The contract supports SSE Telecoms’ plan to extend its network coverage to all major business conurbations across the UK. This programme, known as ‘Project Edge’, will see SSE Telecoms deploy its own high capacity PoPs in 54 additional central business districts, serving almost an additional 106,000 business postcode areas with high bandwidth fibre connectivity.
SSE Telecoms already operates its own fibre network in London, but this new contract will enable it to leverage Zayo’s additional fibre reach, as well as Zayo’s ability to design and build large scale fibre networks, in order to offer high capacity connectivity services to a greater number of London-based businesses. Services in the London area will go live in Q2 2014.