HighNet launched their own Internet Service Provider (ISP) network in early 2012 and needed a partner able to deliver a scalable UK-wide solution with a geographical footprint most beneficial to their clients. The solution had to fulfil HighNet’s rapid growth plans to deliver their extensive services over a secure high capacity network.
SSE Telecoms’ solution consists of a virtual private network that connects seven essential locations: Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Strathclyde, West of Scotland, Manchester and London. Certain sites also provide co-location services for storage, replication and business applications. This platform enables HighNet to deliver extended voice, data and mobile services to existing clients with a multi-site UK presence.
The considerable investment in the network will be worthwhile, as Dave Siegel, Managing Director of HighNet, explained: “businesses need high-quality bandwidth with genuine reliability to enable them to grow in this digital age. By building our own ISP network including SSE’s data centre capability across the country we’ve laid the foundations from which we can deliver the connectivity and infrastructure that our partners and end-user customers need.”
Commenting on the partnership, Chris Jagusz, Managing Director of SSE Telecoms, said: “HighNet’s extended footprint opens up a whole new range of services for existing customers as well as a platform for new business. We are pleased to be working alongside HighNet to deliver the next phase of their growth plans now and over the coming years.”