Giganet chooses Neos Networks to drive UK network expansion

Giganet chooses Neos Networks to drive UK network expansion

Neos Networks, one of the UK’s leading fibre connectivity suppliers, has announced it has been chosen by Giganet, an established Internet Service Provider (ISP), to provide backhaul and data centre connectivity to support its new southern counties network and its ambitious plans to rollout gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) services.

Through strategic network partnerships, Giganet is already able to offer full fibre broadband services to millions of homes and businesses all over the UK. The next step for Giganet is targeting an expansion which will see it cover more homes and businesses, beginning in the south of England using its own network.

Work on the project began in 2021 and Giganet aims to have the core network and first four exchange rings live by end of 2022. In the next four years, Giganet plans to build to 300,000 homes across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex with its own fibre network rollout. Neos Networks – with its 550 unbundled exchange network – will provide Giganet with the local connectivity required to carry traffic to its data centres and across its national network.

“Neos Networks rose to the challenge of providing us with resilient and high capacity backhaul circuits across a wide range of exchanges as well as our core data centres,” said Matthew Skipsey, Chief Technology Officer at Giganet.

“Using Neos Networks,” he added, “we have been able to secure connectivity to our points of presence faster than expected, initially enabling each of our first four regional rings with resilient 100GB/s backhaul. This means our south coast roll-out is progressing at pace.”

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