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SSE Telecoms expands fibre network in the UK

SSE Telecoms has announced a project to vastly expand its national infrastructure.

The UK-based network and data centre services provider is set to add 25 new points of presence (PoPs) in central business districts across the country, contributing to an overall 54 to be added over the next three months as it targets provision for enterprises.

Capable of offering up to 10Gbps capacity per customer connection, the firm claimed the PoPs have been accurately targeted and equipped to meet the needs of Britain’s fastest growing and most demanding businesses.

MD Chris Jagusz said that the roll out scheme, Project Edge, signals the company’s ongoing dedication to making an investment in its network in order to serve new and existing business customers countrywide.

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"By significantly extending our geographical coverage into the UK’s most vibrant business hubs, and by delivering innovative services at cost-effective prices, this development will enable us to service a greater number of enterprises that have zero tolerance to risk or service outages," Jagusz added.

"With more to come from Project Edge, including a focus on inter-data centre connectivity, we are fully committed to ensuring the integrity of the services we offer and in continuing to inspire confidence in organisations that rely on our high bandwidth, high availability connectivity."

Bringing the company’s reach of fibre network to more than 13,700km, the network investment means 234 PoPs will serve about 200,000 metropolitan business district postcodes with direct fibre service, claimed SSE.

The network provider already delivers highly available city-to-city carrier ethernet and optical networking connectivity to customers including Thomson Reuters, E.ON and Janet.

The new locations added to the company’s network expansion as part of the first phase of Project Edge include Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Swindon, Bracknell, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Maidenhead, Weybridge, Windsor, Crawley, Nottingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Croydon, Hayes, Hemel Hempstead, Isleworth, Uxbridge, Watford, Luton, Stevenage, Liverpool and Glasgow.

During the second phase, an additional 29 PoPs will be commissioned, with many of them positioned across central London and in the Thames Valley.
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