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High density fibre for Manchester

The infrastructure company now offers a seamless network experience from London through to Manchester and Dublin

The implementation expands on euNetworks' fibre network in MediaCityUK
The implementation expands on euNetworks' fibre network in MediaCityUK

Bandwidth services provider euNetworks has built out a new high-density fibre network in the UK city of Manchester, covering more than a 40 kilometre route. It follows the infrastructure company’s initial expansion into Manchester’s MediaCityUK last year for its media customers.


The move also expands its European footprint and enables a seamless network experience from London through to Manchester and Dublin and onwards to Europe.


This new network was designed for resilience, with fully diverse nodes. euNetworks undertook a combination of new construction and duct acquisition to complete this network, with duct and sub-duct acquired from fibre networks, The Loop and CityFibre in the city, respectively.


“We are delighted to have been selected by euNetworks to provide parts of this important network development for Manchester,” said Ashley Griffiths, managing director of The Loop Manchester.


“euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure company that continues to support the growing connectivity requirements of businesses both in the UK and across Europe. They are a great compliment to The Loop’s activity in Manchester, with an impressive approach to supporting their customer’s demands.”


The implementation means euNetworks’ dc connect solution is now enabled in the city, giving customers access to an interconnected network of 12 data centres using pre-spliced fibre.


This pre-deployed capacity delivers simple, near instant and seamless connectivity. This is a new ultra dense fibre metro network comprised of 864 fibres per route, 3 international connectivity nodes and pre-deployed Ethernet and Wavelength capacity.


The solution includes a 20 working day service delivery commitment between data centres including Equinix MA1, MA2, MA3 and MA4, LDeX2, MediaCityUK, UKFast’s MaNOC4, MaNOC5 and MaNOC 6/7, and M24Seven DC1/ DC2 Trafford Park.


“euNetworks’ direct connection into our Manchester data centres offers a strong connectivity solution for our customers,” said Russell Poole, managing director, Equinix UK. “Equinix works closely with euNetworks across Europe and we look forward to growing our Manchester business with their local team in the coming quarters.”


Brady Rafuse, chief executive officer of euNetworks, said: “We invest in our network to provide high bandwidth scalable connections in the markets in which we operate.


“Data centre connectivity remains critically important to business today, enabling the agility and flexibility customers seek in response to dynamic market conditions and cost efficiencies.


“Manchester is a significant UK growth market and our investment in constructing a new fibre network and rolling out dc connect in the city is in response to the demand we see from our customers here.”


With this investment euNetworks owns and operates 14 metropolitan networks in the key cities across Europe: London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Cologne and Dusseldorf. It directly connects more than 300 data centres in Europe as well as 13 cloud platforms.



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