Fluidata boosts network capacity with £2.5m investment
Fluidata has announced a £2.5 million investment in its new service exchange platform (SEP) to prepare it for increasing demand for ultra-fast broadband connections.
The business broadband provider expects to see more customers opting for 1Gbps and 10Gbps services over the next few years, while it also predicts that its SEP will need to support 100Gbps speeds in the future.
Fluidata combined both of the company's core networks to create an enhanced SEP and dramatically increase capacity.
This improved capability will prove "essential" in coping with the demand for ever-faster services and the growing number of fibre-based technologies being deployed, the communications provider stated.
Deployment of the network is set to be complete by November and all customer services should be migrated to the platform by the end of March 2013.
Piers Daniell, managing director of Fluidata, said: "Our customers want a host of new network-centric services [such as] fibre, line-bonding, failover as well as cloud services, and so we have to be able to deliver as much bandwidth as a customer wants."
Just last month, the company predicted that networks will need to get faster in the coming years to cope with the popularity of applications such as building information modelling.