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Virgin Media O2 Business to provide dark fibre for all Proximity edge data centres

July 27, 2022

Initiative will bolster customer choice for low latency services across UK edge colocation portfolio   

UK – 27 July 2022: Proximity Data Centres Limited, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, today announced it is joining forces with Virgin Media O2 Business to deliver fibre connectivity services across its portfolio of data centres. 

Virgin Media Business Wholesale – the wholesale fixed division of Virgin Media O2 Business – and Proximity Data Centres are now working together to deliver network services including diverse dark fibre and optical high capacity services up to 100 GB to customers across Proximity’s portfolio of regional colocation data centres. With nine already open, a total of 20 Proximity sites will be available within the next 12 to 18 months, providing nationwide coverage and reaching 95% of the UK population. 

Currently over 50% of Proximity’s growing UK-wide network of edge facilities include Virgin Media Business Wholesale connectivity options, with the Nottingham Edge 1 data centre being the most recent to benefit from an upgrade to include two diverse Virgin Media Business Wholesale fibres.

Proximity’s high capacity, scalable and resilient network of tier 3 facilities currently serves major conurbation areas in the North, North West, Midlands, Thames Valley, the South West and South Wales. It enables enterprise businesses, cloud and content providers to maximise competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs, enhanced operational efficiency, and more responsive customer service.  

“We are extremely pleased a major player such as Virgin Media Business Wholesale has committed to extending its dark fibre presence across our rapidly growing edge colocation portfolio,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation – Proximity Data Centres. “This is a great example of best of breed network service and data centre providers working together to bring enhanced high-speed low latency services to UK businesses.”

Diego Tedesco, Wholesale Fixed Director at Virgin Media O2 Business added: “We are very proud to partner with Proximity Data Centres as they build out their UK footprint. Virgin Media Business Wholesale is focused on leveraging our nationwide fibre network to connect next-generation digital infrastructure, and ultimately drive better outcomes for the UK. Together with Proximity Data Centres we can offer high capacity, low-latency solutions that will meet the demands of a range of businesses, giving them greater choice in a rapidly evolving market.”

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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 key regional markets, close to the data end user. Proximity’s network of scalable edge facilities meets individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts. 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. 

Built to Tier 3 industry standards and ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers. 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.   

Virgin Media Business Wholesale

The fixed wholesale connectivity arm of Virgin Media O2 Business works with partners and network operators to create connections that really matter. Through its infrastructure it builds bridges between organisations to drive economic growth and bring emerging technologies to our everyday lives. In addition to colocation, data centres, and content and media companies, its partners include network aggregators, which combine its services with similar offerings from other providers; reseller partners that bundle its services to offer complete customer connectivity; mobile operators that hop onto its network to build and roll out new services like 5G; systems integrators which merge its products to create complete solutions.

Further Information:

Proximity Data Centres

T: +44 (0)3300 250 138

info@proximitydatacentres.com

Press contact:

Nigel Parker

FULFIL COMMUNICATIONS

Tel: +44 (0) 7778 872 457

Email: nigelp@fulfilcom.com

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