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Kcom Signs Up To The METRO2C Alliance

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Kcom Signs Up To The METRO2C Alliance

Strategic telecoms alliance adds 2,300km of UK network

5th September 2013, Dublin, Ireland Sea Fibre Networks (SFN), owner and operator of Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network, CeltixConnect, today revealed Kcom, part of the KCOM Group, as a member of the METRO2C Alliance. Kcom’s network coverage enables access to over 90% of UK business and its unique backbone and metropolitan rings will enable the METRO2C Alliance to provide enterprises with unparalleled network coverage in the UK that is critical for the continuity of the Internet ecosystem.

High-capacity networks are a true enabler of game-changing applications such as cloud computing and Big Data. Service providers such as Kcom, that operate a number of dense metro networks and offer a wide service portfolio, enable a best in class digital environment for the deployment of on-demand services including cloud and content delivery. Kcom has over 100 years experience in delivering communication solutions, which further demonstrates the METRO2C Alliance’s strategy of working with established local services providers, minimising complexity and risk for cross-border enterprise customers. Kcom’s membership in the METRO2C Alliance will enable the delivery of scalable connectivity solutions including VPN, Ethernet MPLS, optical wavelengths and dark fibre.

Diane Hodnett, Sea Fibre Networks’ CEO, said; “We are delighted to add Kcom’s network that reaches nearly anywhere in the UK to the METRO2C Alliance. Over the next 18 months, the cloud computing industry in the UK is expected to generate £7.6 billion in revenues. Working alongside established providers like Kcom puts METRO2C enterprise customers in a position to capitalise on this booming market.”

Stephen Long, Kcom’s Managing Director, said: “This announcement builds on the existing strong relationship that Kcom has developed with Sea Fibre Networks. We look forward to working with the METRO2C Alliance as it deploys its unique network assets and capabilities.”

About The METRO2C Alliance
Founded by Sea Fibre Networks, the METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of Europe’s leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany. The METRO2C Alliance is carrier-neutral facilitating collaboration amongst members, providing enterprises with premier high capacity connectivity solutions matching bespoke requirements such as diverse routing, low latency, scalability and modern technology with very competitive cost efficiencies.

Members of the METRO2C Alliance include:
1. Connectivity Providers: experienced in the design, delivery and management of tier 1 and tier 2 networks, with a proven track record in dealing with global enterprise and carrier customers. Product offerings include dark fibre and managed services.

2. Data Centre Operators: Europe’s leading Data Centre Service Providers crucial to the growth of the digital economy, providing services from data storage, disaster recovery and cloud computing.
3. Internet Exchanges: Europe’s leading Internet Exchanges dedicated to reducing costs and increasing the efficiency of the telecoms industry.

Visit the METRO2C website today for more information. Announcing following routes soon: Munich, Zurich, Brussels, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm. To enquire about an enterprise solution, please use our Solution Generator feature.  For becoming a member of the METRO2C Alliance, please contact us here.

About Kcom
Kcom, part of the KCOM Group PLC, provides communication services for multi-site enterprise and public sector organisations across the UK, and has a well established reseller channel. As an independent provider of these services, supported by its BT Wholesale partnership, Kcom is able to offer advanced network capability and related added value services, coupled with a flexible approach to delivering a different class of service to its customers.
Its customers include GVA Grimley, British Airways, North Wales Police, Specsavers, City of London, Phones4u, Rosslyn Analytics, Hermes, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, Windsor Telecom and Diva Telecoms.
Information about Kcom can be found at www.kcom.com.

About Sea Fibre Networks
Sea Fibre Networks is a carrier neutral, sub-sea telecoms provider. The company is owner and operator of CeltixConnect Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system.

Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com.

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