Fluidata prepares for Gbps demand

Independent telecoms carrier Fluidata is gearing up for demand for high-speed broadband access with a £2.5 million investment in its service exchange platform.
The firm states it has enhanced the platform by combining its core networks, in a bid to ready itself for anticipated demand for 1-Gbps and 10-Gbps services in the coming years. The work has created a core network that connects with 15 UK DSL and fiber carriers, and cuts the cost of communication between the firm’s nine UK data centers.
Managing director Piers Daniell, says the work was necessary to meet growing customer demand for new network-centric services, including fiber, line bonding, failover and cloud services. “[W]e have to be able to delivery as much bandwidth as customer wants,” he explains, adding that the firm will “have slots available for 100-Gbps services for when customers are ready to take them.”
Juniper Networks is providing the core backbone infrastructure, with Cisco handling high-capacity DSL aggregation.