Swedish specialist brings ‘DIY’ fibre networks to UK councils

09 April 2018

As part of an initial project, Stoke’s city council plans to extend fibre connectivity to the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, a 140 hectare site that is being transformed into a tailor-made location to attract businesses.

As part of an initial project, Stoke’s city council plans to extend fibre connectivity to the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, a 140 hectare site that is being transformed into a tailor-made location to attract businesses.

Swedish FTTH specialist VXFIBER has launched in the UK and claims its open access business model will provide a practical blueprint for local authorities to follow.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has already teamed-up with the firm in an effort to encourage competition among service providers whilst giving consumers wider choice.

Through a public-private collaboration, VXFIBER partners with local authorities to invest and install their own high-speed fibre assets, what it calls the “passive layer” of the network.

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Next Generation Data’s ‘mega’ data centre needs further expansion

07 March 2018

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000ft2 and can house up to 22,000 racks.

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000 sq. ft.  and can house up to 22,000 racks.

Next Generation Data (NGD) will build out an additional 250,000ft2 of capacity at its “mega” data centre campus near Cardiff.

The company says this follows a number of new customer contracts worth in excess of £125m over the next five years, including agreements with several Fortune 100 companies.

Work is already under way on the facility’s top floor to accommodate the new data halls.

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UK’s top data centre sites revealed

07 March 2018

London remains the UK’s most popular data centre location, according to property consultant, Bidwells. 

The capital currently has 71 data centres which is the highest number in the country.

As well as its proximity to digital businesses and “excellent” transport links, Bidwells says London also has some of the best universities and colleges, giving data centres easy access to highly skilled graduates.

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Hybrid cabling system saves space for IP House

07 March 2018

RapidNet’s modular cassette-based design makes installation simple, fast and efficient.

RapidNet’s modular cassette-based design makes installation simple, fast and efficient.

IP House is deploying HellermannTyton’s RapidNet hybrid cabling system throughout its new colo facility in London.

Made in Britain, RapidNet is a pre-terminated, pre-tested cabling infrastructure solution with a modular cassette-based design that is said to make installation “simple, fast and efficient”.

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