Sea Fibre Networks Granted Code Powers in the United Kingdom


SFN can now quickly deploy and maintain networks in the UK

15th January 2013, Dublin, Ireland - Sea Fibre Networks (SFN), owner and operator of Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network, CeltixConnect, today announced that the UK Communications regulator, Ofcom has granted SFN Code powers enabling it to roll out fibre-based networks in the UK. This important milestone allows SFN to connect its sub-sea network to multiple UK terrestrial providers, at a much faster rate, demonstrating its commitment to carrier neutrality.

In 2012, SFN completed construction of the Staffordshire Gateway, an unrivalled interconnection point made possible by constructing a high fibre count terrestrial network from Balterley to Halmer End. Code powers facilitate SFN when delivering critical networks, like the Staffordshire Gateway, ensuring customers’ bespoke requirements are met. SFN can now maintain its network with the quickest response time adding another dimension to its proactive Operations and Maintenance Programme.

Tom McMahon, Sea Fibre Networks’ CTO said: “Code powers makes SFN better placed to quickly deploy alternative networks and interconnection points to ensure customer requirements such as lead times, diversity and network length are met.”

About Sea Fibre Networks

Sea Fibre Networks is a carrier neutral, sub-sea telecoms provider. The company is owner and operator of CeltixConnect, Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system.

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