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CONNECTING TO PROXIMITY ’ S STRATEGIC HUBS IN MAJOR UK CONURBATIONS ALLOWS US TO FURTHER SATISFY THEIR LATENCY , BANDWIDTH AND BACKHAUL REQUIREMENTS .

Zayo increases fibre presence at Proximity ’ s UK Edge colocation data centres

Proximity Data Centres , one of the UK ’ s fastest-growing regional Edge colocation data centre providers , has announced the completion of Zayo ’ s high-capacity dark fibre network at its Edge colocation data centre in Chester Gates near Manchester .

Additionally , Zayo is nearing the completion of a new dark fibre network connection at Proximity ’ s Nottingham Edge data centre . Combined with the existing Zayo connection at the Birmingham facility acquired earlier this year , Proximity now offers customers , carriers and service providers three strategic Zayo direct Points of Presence ( PoP ).
Zayo ’ s dark fibre connection to Proximity Edge 4 at Chester Gates allows service providers to offer a range of low-latency services to businesses located in the northwest of England – including a growing number of applications developers and
Content Delivery Providers ( CDNs ) – looking to move data and content closer to users . Services offered by Zayo will include dark fibre , Ethernet , wavelengths and IP . Additionally , the company is provisioning low latency circuits from Proximity Edge 4 to data centre hubs in Manchester , Dublin and the US , allowing its customers increased resilience when connecting to cloud services .
“ We are delighted that Zayo is continuing to increase its points of presence across our expanding footprint of regional UK Edge data centres ,” said John Hall , Managing Director – Colocation , Proximity Data Centres . “ This is in line with our strategy of enabling Proximity ’ s sites to function as secure interconnected regional communications hubs for the benefit of our customers , offering the widest availability of diverse high-speed , low-latency fibre connections to carriers , ISPs and cloud providers . Together with

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“ Proximity ’ s Edge data centres are ideal points of presence for Zayo , enabling us to address the growing demand from businesses and service providers for more network capacity in key regional areas ,” added Andrew Tipping , Business Development for UK , Zayo Europe . “ Connecting to Proximity ’ s strategic hubs in major UK conurbations allows us to further satisfy their latency , bandwidth and backhaul requirements .”
Proximity ’ s expanding UK network of interconnected regional Edge data centres currently includes sites in : Birmingham , Bridgend , Swindon , Nottingham , Rugby , Liverpool , Chester Gates and Wakefield . The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months , all in close proximity to major conurbation areas . �
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