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UKFast Boosts Manchester Connectivity with Metronet (UK)

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UKFast Boosts Manchester Connectivity with Metronet (UK)

Manchester-based cloud and colocation hosting specialist UKFast has signed top wireless technology provider, Metronet (UK).

Metronet (UK) specialises in providing wired and wireless technology to extend the power of dedicated leased line connectivity beyond the reach of traditional fibre. The technology delivers services 10x faster than traditional fibre and copper-based solutions.

Providing the top service level agreements and customer support in its field, Metronet (UK) shares UKFast’s obsession with speed and customer care.

UKFast will house 24 racks for the business, in its MANOC 4 data centre, part of Manchester’s most powerful fully-owned and managed data centre complex. Working with UKFast will help Metronet grow its network and, ultimately, its business.

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “I’m passionate about boosting speed, innovation and connectivity in the North West, and working with clients who share that passion is what drives me every day.

“Building our clients’ businesses and helping them to grow is the core objective of UKFast, and I’m excited to help Metronet (UK) expand its network and push Manchester forward as the next UK digital hub.”

Metronet (UK) CEO, Elliott Mueller, said: “Metronet (UK) is very pleased to have expanded our core connectivity to include UKFast’s data centres.  Their infrastructure significantly contributes to Manchester’s increasing importance as worldwide technology hub and provides an excellent platform to help us meet our growing co-location requirements.

“UKFast are an excellent partner and, in addition to also being a great Manchester success story, share our commitment to meeting customer requirements and providing the highest standards of customer service.”


About UKFast

UKFast is one of Europe’s fastest-growing technical companies as ranked by Deloitte and the Sunday Times Tech Track. Last year CEO Lawrence Jones was named Ernst & Young North Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, while his team collected the ‘Special Assignment’ Team of the Year at the DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2012. In addition to winning the Data Centre Solutions Awards Private Cloud of the Year, UKFast was named the 7th best medium-sized workplace in the UK and 31st in Europe by the Great Place to Work Institute.

UKFast also celebrated the opening of the company’s data centre complex, MaNOC 5, 6, and 7 which alongside the firm’s first wholly-owned and managed facility MaNOC 4. Previous accolades include being named the ISPA UK’s Best Hosting Provider four years consecutively, EN Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 and the GM Chamber Award for Innovation. UKFast has over 400,000 web domains on its network and over 4,000 clients across all industries. Clients include Virgin, Microsoft and UKTV. UKFast is a founding-member of the Cloud Industry Forum.


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