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[February 18, 2014]
Geo Networks extends fibre infrastructure across West London data centre hotspot; Leading data centres to benefit from new diverse route
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London - Geo Networks Limited (Geo), the leading provider of dedicated fibre networks, today 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 leading 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.
About Geo Networks Geo is the only company in the UK to focus solely on the design, build and operation of bespoke dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo's revolutionary and flexible approach means that for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed. By allowing its customers to directly own and control the underlying optical fibre that is at the heart of their data network, Geo is the only truly open access network provider in the UK. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed networks, dark fibre and co-location services. Geo enables network solutions in the London area and throughout the UK with onward connectivity to Ireland through the newest diverse optical fibre subsea system, the East-West Ring. Customers include media companies, service providers, major banks, carriers, data centres and gaming organisations. Geo won 'Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation' in the GTB Innovation Awards 2013 and 'IT Vendor of the Year' in the 2012 eGR B2B Awards, was a finalist in the 2011 UK Customer Experience Awards, listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2011 and Geo was also shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100: Barclays Corporate Performance Excellence Award. Visit www.geo-uk.net or follow @geonetworks for more information.
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