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Interoute increases UK network diversity with new 100G routes to Europe

Multiple 100G services provide high-speed connectivity from the UK Midlands to European locations, circumventing London.

London, 9th May, 2018Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, has announced the launch of new 100G routes between the UK and Europe, enabling service providers and large enterprises to transport traffic from the UK Midlands to Europe without going through the London area.

This new service offering will address the current key demands of network operators such as improved cyber resilience, increased efficiency, lower costs and greater speed of deployment; through improved diversity and route resilience. This investment is part of a long-term strategy to reinforce Interoute’s UK infrastructure and offer varied routes to mainland Europe.

Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director at Frost & Sullivan, said “Interoute’s UK development strategy puts the company in an exceptional position. We have seen a rise in demand for high-bandwidth services with a forecasted shift towards 10G and 100G services in the long-term. The largest wholesale services market is concentrated where there is high activity. As a result, Western European countries, including the United Kingdom, are the largest markets in terms of revenue.”

Jonathan Wright, VP of Commercial Operations at Interoute, commented: "Offering unparalleled cross border capacity and connectivity has always been a cornerstone of Interoute’s strategy. With this, we will continue to provide highly strategic, robust routes to meet the multitude of demands made by our valued customers.”

Strengthening and expanding UK telecoms infrastructure has been flagged as a key requirement for economic growth by the UK Government. By 2020, the volume of global internet traffic is expected to be 95 times that of 2005, and in the UK alone, internet traffic is set to double every two years[1]. Interoute’s pan-European footprint and global reach addresses these international and national demands by offering reliable and versatile solutions.

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[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-digital-strategy/1-connectivity-building-world-class-digital-infrastructure-for-the-uk

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About Interoute
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 72,000 route kilometres of fibre, 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 51 colocation centres. Its advanced fibre optic network services international enterprises, global service providers, mobile operators, governments, OTT (over-the-top) and internet service providers, and channel partners. It connects in excess of 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe, America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and network partners across the globe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centres. www.interoute.com

PR contacts for Interoute:
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+44 (0)20 7802 2626
interoute@teamlewis.com

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