SSE Telecoms Expands UK Network
LONDON -- SSE Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure and data centre services, and part of the SSE Group – today announced a significant expansion of its high capacity, ultra-resilient, enterprise-class network with the launch of ‘Project Edge’. 25 new points of presence (PoPs) are now live in central business districts in some of the UK’s busiest towns and cities, with a total of 54 new PoPs due to be added over the next three months. Offering up to 10 Gbps capacity per customer connection, these PoPs have been precisely targeted and equipped to meet the high bandwidth, high availability requirements of the UK’s fastest growing and most demanding businesses.
This substantial network investment will see SSE Telecoms expand the reach of its UK fibre network to more than 13,700km, with 234 PoPs cost effectively serving some 200,000 metropolitan business district postcodes with direct fibre service. The network provider already hosts critical systems and delivers highly available city-to-city connectivity to customers with no margin for error or downtime, including Thomson Reuters, E.ON and Janet – a Government funded organisation providing services to research and education centres in the UK. With this latest expansion, existing customers, together with hundreds of other large enterprises from across the UK, can have more convenient and cost effective access to SSE Telecoms’ high specification Carrier Ethernet and Optical networking connectivity services.