Geo Networks has announced a significant extension to its infrastructure in West London. The move sees Geo deploy a new diverse route from the area to Staples Corner, North West London, home to several existing data centre operators, and onward to the City and Docklands. Benefits include faster access to key London data centre sites as well as lower latency for new and existing customers.
“With the data market continuing to grow, both existing and future customers require high capacity connectivity to wider geographical areas and a greater range of data centres,” said Chris Smedley, Chief Executive at Geo. “During 2013 we added over 60km to our network across the UK and connected seven data centres. This year we are continuing to execute an aggressive network expansion programme to meet the growing needs of our existing customers and to strengthen our proposition to new clients.”
A carrier-neutral data centre in Acton is the first to benefit from the service. The lower latency connection provides the data centre with a significantly reduced diverse leg. The new route is 43km shorter than the existing diverse routes typically used to London Docklands and offers additional connectivity to LDeX1 in North West London. It also provides customers with onward connectivity to Slough, Manchester and other parts of the UK.
The new route complements Geo’s already strong London metro network which runs through the Victorian sewers. The company continues to demonstrate commitment to customers, continuously extending its services to meet their needs. Most recently Geo deployed a new 432 fibre count ‘Express’ cable between the City of London and Docklands Telehouses, providing a more direct, lower latency route with the additional benefits of simple, faster and more cost-effective provisioning.
Across Geo’s national network, 2013 saw capacity significantly increased on a critical 82km route between Reading and Swindon. This enables the transmission of multiple 100Gbps and provides each customer with their own scalable, dedicated fibre. In addition, in July 2013 the company completed deployment of a private optical fibre ring between Digital Realty’s Woking and Chessington sites, extending Geo’s network by 44.5km. Geo’s extensive on-net data centre portfolio continues to grow, having connected seven private and public sites last year, including Tsohost and Infinity SDC.
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