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Colt to bring high-capacity bandwidth to the UK’s major cities with 100Gbps NNIs from SSE Enterprise Telecoms

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has announced that it has been selected by Colt Technology Services, a global network and voice services provider, to deploy two 100Gbps Network-to-Network Interfaces (NNIs) across its UK network. UK cities including London and Manchester will be able to access multiple high-bandwidth 10Gbps Ethernet services as a direct result of the deployment.

According to Ofcom, the UK is leading the way compared with other large European countries when it comes to accessing superfast connectivity services. And the nation’s appetite for high capacity continues to increase. Telco challengers Colt and SSE Enterprise Telecoms support this further by enabling greater access to these high bandwidth services, with the latter currently embarking on a significant expansion programme to significantly grow its network reach.

NNIs provide a high bandwidth single point of access into SSE Enterprise Telecoms Ethernet footprint and can act as an accelerator in enabling access to high-capacity connectivity services. SSE Enterprise Telecoms is one of the only UK telcos to offer 100Gbps NNIs and Colt is one of the first partners to take advantage with customer circuits already deployed and delivered over the two NNIs.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms which currently operates a 20,000+km UK wide network is currently embarking on a period of significant network expansion, with plans to unbundle over 550 exchanges with up to 100Gbps capacity. This investment will help further enable SSE Enterprise Telecoms and its partners to facilitate 10Gbps Ethernet across the country.

Douglas May, Manager, Carrier Relations, Western Europe, US and CA at Colt said: “Our customers choose Colt based on our net proposition, quality of service and very high service level agreement (SLA) standards. We needed a high-capacity network partner that would mirror our values and SSE Enterprise Telecoms was the obvious choice. The business is in a perfect place to support us in delivering exceptional high capacity services that will help support our customers grow and futureproof the wider UK digital economy.”

Simon Willmott, Sector Director for Service Providers, at SSE Enterprise Telecoms said: “SSE Enterprise Telecoms is embarking on a period of significant network expansion to bring greater connectivity to businesses across the UK. Being able to offer high-capacity services to more UK regions is a critical part of what we’re trying to achieve.

“We are delighted that our long-term partner Colt has become one of the first to purchase 100Gbps NNIs from us. This shows their forward-thinking nature and trust in our services and relationship. In today’s digital first environment businesses need access to the very best connectivity products and NNIs being accessible via our LIVEQUOTE pricing portal is a revolutionary step for the industry and will help further drive the UK’s high-capacity ambitions.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by SSE Enterprise Telecoms .

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