PRESS RELEASE

Cogent PoPs Proximity Data Centre

September 7, 2022

Tier one ISP increases UK network coverage via Proximity’s Nottingham and Chester Gates edge colocation data centres

UK – 7 September 2022: Proximity Data Centres Limited, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, today announced it is now a strategic point of presence (PoPs) for Cogent Communications, one of the world’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Connecting to recently deployed high capacity dark fibre at Proximity’s Nottingham and Chester Gates edge sites, Cogent will now leverage its presence at these strategic UK locations to increase network resilience and provide customers and service providers with access to high speed low latency connectivity solutions in the Midlands and North West. 

“Cogent’s direct presence at Proximity’s edge colocation sites in the Midlands and North West helps ensure we can deliver low latency services to our customers in the region, including major streaming companies, service providers, and enterprise organisations,” said Vincent Teissier, CMO, Cogent Communications.  

John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, Proximity Data Centres, said: “We are pleased to be helping Cogent increase their regional footprint in the UK. Their decision to choose Proximity Data Centres is a further example of how our edge sites are acting as strategic regional communications hubs for leading network and service providers.”            

Proximity’s expanding UK network of interconnected regional edge data centres currently includes sites in Birmingham, Bridgend, Bristol, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates and Wakefield. The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 – 18 months, all in close proximity to major conurbation areas.  

About Proximity Data Centres

Proximity Data Centres operates a rapidly growing trusted network of regional carrier-neutral edge data centres across the UK. These allow clients to locate their data in local markets, close to the data end user. By choosing Proximity’s network of edge data centres enterprise, public cloud and content service provider organisations maximise competitive edge through reduced latency, enabling improved response times and reduced transit costs. 

The company is fully committed to providing energy efficient and sustainable facilities which are built to tier 3 industry standards and are ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 compliant. Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided to customers. For maximum convenience, a straightforward customer contracting model is provided with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites, as required. Scope of services is tailored to suit regional demand.   

Further Information:

Proximity Data Centres

T: +44 (0)3300 250 138

info@proximitydatacentres.com

Press Enquiries:

Nigel Parker

Fulfil Communications

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nigelp@fulfilcom.com

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