Colt delivers 100Gbps NNIs with SSE Enterprise Telecoms

Colt delivers 100Gbps NNIs with SSE Enterprise Telecoms


SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been selected by Colt Technology Services to deploy two 100Gbps Network-to-Network Interfaces (NNIs) across its UK network.

Through the collaboration, UK cities such as London and Manchester will be able to access multiple high bandwidth 10Gbps Ethernet services.

“Our customers choose Colt based on our net proposition, quality of service and very high service level agreement (SLA) standards,” said Douglas May, manager of carrier relations, Western Europe, US and CA at Colt.

“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.”

NNIs deliver a high bandwidth single point of access into SSE’s Ethernet footprint. SSE offers pervasive 100Gbps NNIs via its price comparison tool, LIVEQUOTE and Colt is taking advantage with customer circuits already deployed and delivered over the two NNIs.

“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,” added Simon Willmott, sector director for service providers at SSE Enterprise Telecoms.

“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.”

SSE is currently entering a period of significant network expansion, with plans to unbundle over 550 exchanges with up to 100Gbps capacity.

A core requirement for Colt in choosing SSE’s high-capacity network partner was that it needed to have the same relentless focus on excellent standards, customer-centric services and speed of delivery.

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