United Kingdom based Neos Networks, a large connectivity provider with a UK-wide 24,480KM network, has completed a major stage of its ‘Project Edge’ network expansion program. The firm said that it has met its goal of unbundling 550 BT exchanges by the end of 2021, bringing up to 100Gbps high-capacity fiber access to over 750,000 corporate postcodes across mainland Britain.
With this announcement, Neos Networks will have a full fiber footprint of more than 34,000 kilometers by the end of the year, contributing to the UK Government’s goal of providing full fiber, gigabit access to 85 percent of UK premises by 2025.
The company’s Project Edge network expansion effort is also intended to assist Three UK’s mobile network bring out a new generation of sophisticated 5G services.
Colin Sempill, CEO of Neos Networks, praised the company’s completion of the unbundling goal but stated that the company’s expansion ambitions will not be slowed.
“We’ve hit our 2021 target slightly ahead of schedule and that represents a great leap forward for our company and our vision to be the premier supplier of B2B focused infrastructure in the UK. But it cannot stop there, and Project Edge will continue to reach out to help UK businesses access full fiber, high-speed, high-capacity connectivity on their doorsteps,” said Neos Networks CEO Colin Sempill. “During 2022 I would expect the number of unbundled BT exchanges to continue to climb towards 700, and we will also look to target last-mile fiber connectivity in key regional business hubs.”
Despite the complexity and obstacles posed by the Covid-19 outbreak and periods of national lockdown, Neos Networks revealed that it had unbundled more than 300 BT exchanges in order to meet its aim last year. The company’s extensive UK network is well-known for the quality and reliability of its services, which are designed to improve and enhance connectivity for its business customers, which include wholesalers, network operators, AltNets, and ISPs, as well as a wide range of government and private sector organizations and businesses
All of the unbundled exchanges will be accessible through the company’s LIVEQUOTE site, which offers potential clients a quoting, purchasing, and pricing comparison service that compares the company’s network to prominent third-party alternatives.
Neos Networks offers its services to businesses either directly or through its reseller and partner network. In comparison to existing providers, the company’s wholesale offering would include highly cost-competitive fiber, Ethernet, optical, and Internet services, with the promise of faster delivery, significantly enhanced speeds, as well as significantly larger capacity guarantees.
Neos Networks was once a branch of SSE, one of the UK’s largest energy companies. For more than 20 years, it has operated their countrywide, high-capacity fiber network, focusing on providing connectivity to enterprises, public sector organizations, and critical national infrastructure suppliers.
“During 2022 I would expect the number of unbundled BT exchanges to continue to climb towards 700, and we will also look to target last-mile fiber connectivity in key regional business hubs,” said Colin Sempill, CEO at Neos Networks.