edNET and Telewest Business Sign Contract to Build GBP1.2m Datacentre.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
WOKING, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2004
Telewest Business, the supplier of broadband communications to public and private sector markets, has been chosen as provider of choice to aid edNET build a GBP GBP
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the British Pound.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 1.2 million data centre in Newbridge, near Edinburgh.
edNET, the leading business class ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. , is building a carrier-grade co-location facility See telecom hotel. in Scotland, due to be completed in August 2004. Telewest Business has been working with edNET for more than seven years and has been providing them with a number of services including private circuits, LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. Extensions and voice services. This latest deal provides a high bandwidth fibre optic connection between edNET's core network at an existing PoP (Point of Presence) in Edinburgh and the new datacentre in Newbridge.
Aydin Kurt-Elli, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of edNET, said: " We have had an excellent working relationship with Telewest for a number of years. For this critical part of the edNET datacentre project, we were delighted to turn to Telewest to provide our fibre optic connection."
The progressive use of WDM (1) (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) A technology that uses multiple lasers and transmits several wavelengths of light (lambdas) simultaneously over a single optical fiber. (Wave Division Multiplexing (spelling) wave division multiplexing - A common misnomer for wavelength division multiplexing. ) and Metro Ethernet over fibre means that this can be provided cost effectively. Once the facility is built, edNET will move its entire technical systems and support team from its corporate HQ in Leith to Newbridge.
Tony Grace, managing director, Telewest Business said: "This is a huge project for edNET. Connectivity is one of the most important factors in a project of this size so the use of Telewest's high bandwidth fibre optic connection allows edNET high capacity access to existing networks right from the start. We also aim to provide a first class service to edNET and build on our relationship with them by providing excellent customer liaison, reliable service and support."
The Data Centre is being constructed in a fast growing area, which has a 10-year development plan in place to build a new business park. Telewest Business already has a strong network in place in this area and hopes to work with edNET in the future to supply additional services.
Notes to Editors:
Dark fibre is available for sale or lease to licensed operators who wish to establish an optical network between their own locations and networks. The fibre/s are connected to your network electronics and are neither monitored nor controlled by Telewest. Standard terms of between 5 to 20 years are available.
About Telewest Broadband:
Telewest Broadband, the broadband communications and media group, currently passes 4.9 million homes and provides multi-channel television, telephone and internet services to 1.74 million UK households, and voice and data telecommunications services to around 67,000 business customers. Its content division, Flextech, is the BBC's partner in UKTV UKTV United Kindom Television (TV channel) . Together they are the largest supplier of basic channels to the UK pay-TV market with a portfolio that combines wholly owned and managed channels, including the fourteen joint venture channels with the BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. . For further information go to www.telewest.co.uk/media
In May 2004, Telewest Business was awarded the Communications Management Association (CMA CMA - Concert Multithread Architecture from DEC. ) Chairman's Award for exceptional Customer Satisfaction ratings in the Wireline Services and Internet/Online Services sections of the CMA's "Communications Market UK 2003" report. More information can be found at http://www.telewest.co.uk/business
Since 1995, edNET has earned a solid reputation as a serious business-class ISP, providing reliable and cost-effective Internet access and hosting solutions to businesses throughout Scotland. The firm is heavily committed to improving the infrastructure of the telecommunications industry in Scotland and is involved in several local loop unbundling Local loop unbundling (LLU) is the regulatory process of allowing multiple telecommunications operators use of connections from the telephone exchange's central office to the customer's premises. projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
edNET is one the few companies nationwide, and the only Scottish ISP, to remain on the Ofcom Local Loop Unbundling Industry Negotiating Panel, involved in negotiating for access to BT exchanges for the deployment of broadband services.
edNET's innovative business model has been listed for four years running in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Scotland awards, and, last year, was also recognised by inclusion in the Deloitte European Top 500. For more information see www.ednet.co.uk