SSE Telecoms Initiates Full UK Network Coverage With Launch of "Edge Plus"

  SSE Telecoms Initiates Full UK Network Coverage With Launch of "Edge Plus"

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, May 14, 2014

LONDON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Trusted network operator connects with other leading providers to deliver 100
percent UK coverage for its National Ethernet services 

SSE Telecoms - the UK's leading provider of network infrastructure and data
centre services, and part of the SSE Group - today announced the launch of
Edge Plus, which will ensure its high performance Ethernet services are
available anywhere in the UK, by interconnecting with other leading network
providers. This latest initiative marks the final stage of SSE Telecoms'
major network expansion, dubbed Project Edge , which has brought the trusted
network provider's solutions to the doorsteps of Britain's largest and most
demanding organisations.

Edge Plus will allow customers to select the most competitive network provider
in each and every geographic market, irrespective of the number of sites or
locations they may have. A new proprietary operator price comparison engine
will provide real-time information on the best value, best specification
compliant service, outside of SSE Telecoms' own network footprint.

"Project Edge was specifically designed to make our network offering more
accessible for large organisations which have little or no tolerance to risk,
and with Edge Plus we can now extend our service promise right across the UK,"
said Chris Jagusz, managing director of SSE Telecoms. "While our high
capacity fibre optic services were previously available in the largest towns
and cities in Britain, this presented a challenge for our enterprise customers
with multiple sites outside of central business districts nationwide. The
reality for businesses operating from disparate locations is that any sole
network operator is unlikely to be able to provide the most competitive means
of connecting every individual site. This is why we are integrating our
network with other leading players in the market, while still using as much of
our own network coverage as possible, as this allows us to deliver our value
and price with their extended coverage."

Throughout the course of Project Edge, SSE Telecoms has extended the reach of
its fibre network to more than 13,700km, with a total of 234 PoPs serving over
200,000 metropolitan business postcodes. The Project Edge investment also saw
the launch of SSE Telecoms' LIGHTNOW service - a new high-capacity,
ultra-resilient optical networking service connecting 21 of London's busiest
data centres with 10Gb Ethernet wavelengths, that can be provisioned within
seven days. 

"Ultimately, Edge Plus is all about customer service and ensuring our high
performance yet affordable network services are readily available to our new
and existing channel and enterprise customers," continued Jagusz. "With our
new online price comparison tool, combined with our third party network
purchasing power, our customers can be sure that for any site beyond our own
immediate network footprint, an appropriate and cost-effective solution will
be readily available from our catalogue of third party network assets.
Customers will benefit from all of their site connections being delivered and
managed by one trusted provider, with one SLA agreement and round-the-clock
support, all at the best possible price." 

About SSE Telecoms 

SSE Telecoms provides class-leading connectivity and data centre services that
deliver cost efficiency and a competitive edge. The company operates a
13,700km private telecoms network and an estate of 17 data centres that span
the UK. With its extensive telecoms and data centre operational expertise it
offers commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource.

With a passionate and conscientious team, as well as the backing of the SSE
Group, it continues to invest in the future of its customers, staff, services,
and infrastructure.

For further information, please visit: http://www.ssetelecoms.com/ or the SSE
Telecoms blog: http://www.ssetelecoms.com/blog/

Media contacts Charlotte Martin/Lindsey ChallisJohnson King +44(0)20-7401-7968
SSETelecoms@johnsonking.co.uk
 
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