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euNetwork’s Manchester investment provides access to 12 interconnected data centres

17 Aug 2017

​euNetworks has made further investment in Manchester with a new density fibre network covering over 40 route kilometres in the city.

The provider of bandwidth services in Europe initially expanded into Manchester’s MediaCityUK in 2016, enabling a seamless experience from London through to Manchester and Dublin and onwards to Europe.

CEO of euNetworks, Brady Rafuse says they invest in their network to provide high bandwidth scalable connections in the markets in which they 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,” says Rafuse.

“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.”

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 acquired from The Loop and sub-duct from CityFibre.

“We are delighted to have been selected by euNetworks to provide parts of this important network development for Manchester,” says 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 Loops activity in Manchester, with an impressive approach to supporting their customer’s demands.”

The company’s dc connect solution is now enabled in the city, which means customers have access to an interconnected network of 12 data centres using pre-spliced fibre, and this pre-deployed capacity, euNetworks asserts, delivers simple, near instant and seamless connectivity.

“euNetworks’ direct connection into our Manchester data centres offers a strong connectivity solution for our customers,” says Russell Poole, managing director of 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.”

According to Rafuse, with this investment euNetworks now owns and operates 14 metropolitan networks in the key cities across Europe, namely – London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Cologne and Dusseldorf.

We look forward to working closely with both the data centre operators in Manchester, such as Equinix and with our customers, to ensure bandwidth availability continues to support this growth,” concludes Rafuse.

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