SSE Telecoms partners with TelecityGroup for new Manchester 3 facility Tuesday 28 June 2011 PDF Print Point of Presence to ensure premium outsourcing options for burgeoning Manchester business community 28 June 2011: Leading network solutions and connectivity provider SSE Telecoms is today announcing they will have a presence at TelecityGroup’s new state-of-the-art Manchester 3 data centre from launch. This will give customers locating infrastructure in the new facility access to a wide range of connectivity and peering options across the UK via SSE Telecoms’ extensive network. SSE Telecoms identified Manchester as a key location for network expansion due to the city’s rapid growth as one of the UK’s primary business hubs and its North-West location. These combined elements align perfectly with their ability to offer single and diverse layer 1 and 2 network solutions to Scotland, to London, around the UK and onwards to international locations. Neil Hutchings, Managing Director at SSE Telecoms, comments: “Manchester is seeing an influx of corporate and content-rich media companies, resulting in a surge in data traffic which requires suitable bandwidth. TelecityGroup recognised the requirement for enterprise- grade data centre capacity in Manchester to serve these customers, and it was a natural decision for SSE Telecoms to extend our network into the facility from launch. We expect a lot of companies to utilise TelecityGroup’s expertise in its new Manchester facility, and with this partnership we can provide them with an added range of network services.” TelecityGroup’s new Manchester 3 facility – opening later in 2011 – will meet the latent demand for premium, centrally located and highly connected data centre space in central Manchester, offering companies the optimum environment to locate their telecoms, internet and IT infrastructure. SSE Telecoms’ partnership with TelecityGroup will enable it to provide high-bandwidth and dark fibre services for customers. Adriaan Oosthoek, Country Manager UK & Ireland, TelecityGroup comments: “With a network encompassing over 122 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the UK, the presence of SSE Telecoms in our new Manchester facility, along with other premium carriers and network providers, will mean we can provide exceptional connectivity options for our customers from launch. The demand for premium, enterprise-grade outsourced IT services in Manchester is clear; our partnership with SSE Telecoms will enable Manchester’s dynamic business community to achieve greater efficiencies and cost-savings through the effective hosting, management and day-to-day running of their IT.” ABOUT TELECITYGROUP PLC TelecityGroup is Europe's industry-leading provider of premium network independent data centres. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build and management of highly connected, resilient and secure environments in which customers can house their telecoms, internet and IT infrastructure. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup’s data centres are located in the key European connectivity hubs. A TelecityGroup data centre is a thriving, connected, digital ecosystem providing direct access to a wide choice of telecoms and content distribution networks, key internet exchange points, and cloud hubs, all of which facilitate the sharing, distribution and storage of data, content, applications and media. Telecity Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY) www.telecitygroup.com Outstanding data centres. Expertise you can trust. ABOUT SSE SSE is one of the UK’s leading energy companies, involved in the generation, distribution and supply of electricity and in the extraction, storage, distribution and supply of gas. Its core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. It supplies energy to 10 million customers throughout the country, is independently-recognised as the best energy supplier for customer service and is the UK’s leading generator of electricity from renewable sources. SSE’s other businesses include: SSE Contracting – one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical contracting business; SSE Utility Solutions - building and operating private electricity, water and gas networks throughout the UK; Metering – providing metering services to energy suppliers across the UK; SSE Telecoms - operating a 11,000km UK-wide telecoms network and bespoke connectivity solutions for commercial and public sector customers; Energy Services - providing a wide range of micro-generation and energy-related services; Gas Storage - operating the UK’s largest onshore gas storage facility; and Retail - supplying electrical and gas domestic appliances online. 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