Zayo increases fibre at Proximity data centres

Proximity Data Centres, a regional edge colocation data centre provider, has announced the completion of Zayo’s high-capacity dark fibre network at its edge colocation data centre in Chester Gates, near Manchester (pictured below).

Zayo said it is also nearing completion of a new dark fibre network connection at Proximity’s Nottingham edge data centre. Combined with the existing Zayo connection at the Birmingham facility acquired earlier this year, Proximity now offers customers, carriers and service providers three strategic Zayo direct points of presence.

Zayo’s dark fibre connection to Proximity Edge 4 at Chester Gates allows service providers to offer a range of low-latency services to businesses located in the Northwest of England. Services offered by Zayo will include dark fibre, Ethernet, wavelengths and IP.

John Hall, managing director for colocation, Proximity Data Centres (pictured above), said, “We are delighted that Zayo is continuing to increase its points of presence across our expanding footprint of regional UK edge data centres.

“This is in line with our strategy of enabling Proximity’s sites to function as secure interconnected regional communications hubs for the benefit of our customers, offering the widest availability of diverse high-speed, low-latency fibre connections to carriers, ISPs and cloud providers.”

Andrew Tipping, business development for UK, Zayo Europe, added, “Proximity’s edge data centres are ideal points of presence for Zayo, enabling us to address growing demand from businesses and service providers for more network capacity in key regional areas. Connecting to Proximity’s strategic hubs in major UK conurbations allows us to further satisfy their latency, bandwidth and backhaul requirements.”