Zayo starts network enhancement for Proximity

11 June 2021 | Melanie Mingas


Zayo Group has been tasked with a "major network enhancement" for Proximity’s edge colocation data centre at Chester Gates, England.

The project will see Zayo deliver a high-capacity low latency fibre network to businesses located in the North West of England and a point of presence at the data centre, Proximity Edge 4.

The fibre network will allow for a range of high-speed services to be delivered, including ultrafast broadband connections, and the PoP will offer low latency circuits to data centre hubs in Dublin and the USA, therefore allowing increased resilience for customer organisations requiring multiple connections to cloud services.

Zayo will complete the connection within the next three months. 

"Proximity’s colocation data centre at Chester Gates is ideally located as a strategic point of presence for Zayo’s high-capacity fibre network extending between Dublin and the North West of England,” said Yannick Leboyer, COO of Zayo, Europe. "This collaboration supports the growing network demands and low latency needs of many more businesses and service providers across the North West region.”       

Proximity’s growing network of UK regional edge data centres will expand to 18 sites "within the next 12 to 18 months", meaning the firm can offer UK-wide coverage with all its edge data centres selected for their proximity to major conurbation areas.

Built to tier 3 industry standards, all data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers. In addition, each data centre develops renewable energy solutions, including battery storage, solar and wind power wherever possible.  

John Hall, MD of colocation for Proximity Data Centres said: “I am delighted that Zayo is working with us to deliver high-capacity low latency services to the North West. Since acquiring two data centres in the region last year, which added a further six megawatts to our portfolio, we have had significant demand from businesses, applications developers and content delivery networks looking to use these high-quality facilities to move data and content closer to users."

Hall continued: "Collaborating with Zayo will allow us to offer enhanced services to these customers.”