Virgin Media O2 Business to provide dark fibre for all Proximity edge data centres

Initiative will bolster customer choice for low latency services across UK edge colocation portfolio.

Proximity Data Centres is joining forces with Virgin Media O2 Business to deliver fibre connectivity services across its portfolio of data centres.


Virgin Media Business Wholesale - the wholesale fixed division of Virgin Media O2 Business - and Proximity Data Centres are now working together to deliver network services including diverse dark fibre and optical high capacity services up to 100 GB to customers across Proximity’s portfolio of regional colocation data centres. With nine already open, a total of 20 Proximity sites will be available within the next 12 to 18 months, providing nationwide coverage and reaching 95% of the UK population.


Currently over 50% of Proximity’s growing UK-wide network of edge facilities include Virgin Media Business Wholesale connectivity options, with the Nottingham Edge 1 data centre being the most recent to benefit from an upgrade to include two diverse Virgin Media Business Wholesale fibres.


Proximity’s high capacity, scalable and resilient network of tier 3 facilities currently serves major conurbation areas in the North, North West, Midlands, Thames Valley, the South West and South Wales. It enables enterprise businesses, cloud and content providers to maximise competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs, enhanced operational efficiency, and more responsive customer service.


“We are extremely pleased a major player such as Virgin Media Business Wholesale has committed to extending its dark fibre presence across our rapidly growing edge colocation portfolio,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation – Proximity Data Centres. “This is a great example of best of breed network service and data centre providers working together to bring enhanced high-speed low latency services to UK businesses.”



Diego Tedesco, Wholesale Fixed Director at Virgin Media O2 Business added: “We are very proud to partner with Proximity Data Centres as they build out their UK footprint. Virgin Media Business Wholesale is focused on leveraging our nationwide fibre network to connect next-generation digital infrastructure, and ultimately drive better outcomes for the UK. Together with Proximity Data Centres we can offer high capacity, low-latency solutions that will meet the demands of a range of businesses, giving them greater choice in a rapidly evolving market.”

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