This means the company can deliver high capacity connectivity across England, Scotland and Wales to support the ever-increasing capacity demands of UK businesses. SSE Enterprise Telecoms has said it has expanded its network to keep pace with growing data consumption – citing IDC’s Global DataSphere Forecast, from May 2020, that predicted more than 59 zettabytes of data will be processed globally in 2020.
New data centre locations include ASK4 in Sheffield, AQL DC2 and DC5 in Leeds, SCC and Six Degrees in Birmingham, DataVita and Pulsant in Glasgow and Next Generation Data in Newport. These sites are all live and available for service immediately. The company has also upgraded Global Switch 2, Interxion Hanbury Street in London, LD5 in Slough and Kilburn House in Manchester to facilitate 100Gbps and 10Gbps Ethernet services as standard.
Simon Willmott, sector director for service providers at SSE Enterprise Telecoms, said, “With digital transformation in full swing, everything businesses do today depends on connectivity. The issue for companies is that finding a local, business-ready connectivity solution they can plug in to is not always easy. By providing Optical and Ethernet services that span the UK, we can better enable local networks that need to be connected nationally, providing businesses with the robust, reliable, business-ready connectivity they require.”
SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ data centres will be connected to its rapidly growing national network of unbundled exchanges, an offering the company believes will help meet the capacity demands of its customers. The combination of Optical 100Gbps and Ethernet 10Gbps services gives companies scope to cost-effectively tap into high bandwidth connectivity and scale as required allowing capacity to grow at the same rate as their business.