euNetworks has invested the £8m in pre-deploying this high bandwidth infrastructure in London to help retain the city’s position as a leading technology hub. The company works with both data centres and some of the largest technology businesses in the world, who have an ever increasing demand for these services.
Brady Rafuse, CEO of euNetworks, said, ‘As part of his London Infrastructure Plan 2050, the Mayor of London wants access to superfast broadband for 99 per cent of the capital’s properties by 2018. By doing so, it’s estimated that London’s tech sector can deliver a £12bn economic boost and 46,000 jobs over the next decade.
‘We believe that, by connecting businesses to our own fibre network in London, dc connect will help to achieve this goal by delivering a reliable, scalable and efficient solution in a way that other providers cannot.’
Doug Loewe, UK MD at Interxion, added, ‘Trends such as virtualisation, Big Data and the cloud mean that data centres are seeing an unprecedented demand for bandwidth from their customers. At Interxion our focus has always been about providing the best connectivity options to our customers. Having euNetworks’ dc connect service in our sites allows us to build on this heritage and continue to offer our customers innovative connectivity services, so that they in turn can meet the rapidly changing needs of their customers.’
Syed Kamall, MEP for London welcomed the investment, saying, ‘For London to remain an attractive location for modern businesses, it is essential that we continue to see this sort of investment in London’s communications infrastructure to provide bandwidth services.’