08 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
NTT Communications is expanding its Tier-1 global IP network with a new point of presence (PoP) in Manchester, UK, at Equinix’s MA4 Manchester IBX data centre.
This expansion will enable NTT Com to further scale its
offerings to Internet service providers (ISPs),
content-oriented companies, cloud, hosting and CDN providers in
one of the UK’s most populous areas. Manchester is
home to some of Europe’s leading producers of
digital media, broadcasters, financial services organisations
"We are thrilled to extend our footprint into one of the
UK’s biggest tech hubs to serve a vibrant
community of Internet-centric businesses and organisations,"
said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT
Communications global IP network at NTT America.
"We chose this facility because it provides a centralized
location, exceptional performance and reliability that are an
excellent match to our fully redundant Tier-1 IP backbone,"
Equinix’s MA4 data centre enables direct
interconnection to IX Manchester and the London Internet
exchange, LINX, as well as a wide range of network service
providers and major cloud service providers.
NTT Com customers at MA4 will be able to connect to the
global IP network at numerous capacity levels including 100G
ports with guaranteed physical path diversity to ensure the
highest reliability and quality of services.