SSE Enterprise is to unbundle 177 BT exchanges, which will double its network reach, unlock 180,000 business postcodes across the UK and deliver a 100Gbit/s service.

By unbundling these exchanges, SSE Enterprise will extend a high-capacity core and backhaul network to more UK businesses and service providers. Batches of new exchanges will be released over a two-year period and will eventually be available to quote and order via SSE Enterprise’s online price comparison engine, Livequote.

Three UK recently signed a deal with SSE to deliver the required high capacity fibre connectivity between its core data centres and the unbundled BT exchanges as it improves its 4G services and prepares for 5G rollout.

Colin Sempill, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise Telecoms says: “Legacy networks are coming under more strain as the demands placed on them potentially outweigh their capabilities. This rollout will guarantee 100Gbit/s services, putting the UK on the front foot to be a pioneering digital economy and making use of new technologies like 5G.”

Posted by Teresa Cottam

Teresa is the Chief Analyst at Omnisperience and has over 25 years' experience in the telecoms and technology markets. She is an expert on SME and enterprise telecoms, and has considerable vertical market expertise. Her research focus lies in helping B2B telecoms firms become more commercially successful by better understanding and meeting their customers' needs. She is a judge of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards (GloMo's) for customer experience and enterprise innovation, and for the UK Cloud awards. You can follow her on Twitter @teresacottam

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