SSE Enterprise Telecoms

SSE Enterprise Telecoms expands across the UK with connectivity to eight data centres

15 September 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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UK based connectivity provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms that eight new data centres have been added to its network, with four existing data centres upgraded.

The company is now connected to more than 90 commercial data centres across the UK and forms part of the telecoms provider’s overall investment programme to deliver connectivity across England, Scotland and Wales to support the capacity demands of UK businesses. 

According to IDC’s Global DataSphere forecast, more than 59 zettabytes of data will be processed globally in 2020 with enterprise data demands playing a considerable role in that year-on-year increase in consumption.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has connected eight new data centres in England, Scotland and Wales, including ASK4 in Sheffield, AQL DC2 and DC5 in Leeds, SCC and Six Degrees in Birmingham, DataVita and Pulsant in Glasgow and Next Generation Data in Newport.

The company said that all the data centres are live and available for service. The business has also upgraded Global Switch 2, Interxion Hanbury Street in London, LD5 in Slough and Kilburn House in Manchester to facilitate 100Gbps and 10Gbps Ethernet services as standard.

“With digital transformation in full swing, everything businesses do today depends on connectivity,” said Sector Director for Service Providers at SSE Enterprise Telecoms, Simon Willmott.

“The issue for companies is that finding a local, business-ready connectivity solution they can plug in to is not always easy.

“By providing Optical and Ethernet services that span the UK, we can better enable local networks that need to be connected nationally, providing businesses with the robust, reliable, business-ready connectivity they require.”

SSE Enterprise Telecoms provides connectivity and data centre services that deliver high performance, according to the company.

The company operates a 20,000+km private telecoms network and direct connectivity to an estate of over 90 commercial data centres that span the UK.

With its extensive telecoms and data centre operational expertise, it offers commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource.