Successful implementation of SEP adds 50+ ISPs to Yorkshire open network
[London, England, 31 October 2012] Collaboration between Netadmin Systems, Fluidata and Magdalene on the implementation of a joint Service Exchange Platform (SEP) has added more than 50 additional service providers to the groundbreaking EU funded Digital Region network.
Customers who use the SEP to connect to the network can receive maximum combined throughput speeds of 100Mbps and an unprecedented selection of service providers.
David Cowell, COO at Digital Region, said: "The service exchange platform offers a real boost for broadband users in South Yorkshire. We built a world-class communications infrastructure and have now added an excellent service provider choice to rival any network in the world. The operational support system connecting consumers to these service providers is now as advanced as the fibre network itself. This puts the region in pole position to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital economy."
Phase one of the network build was completed in March 2012 giving 80 percent of South Yorkshire access to the network, covering 440,000 residential properties and 40,000 businesses. To enable the new boost in choice, Swedish open access network management specialist Netadmin Systems, integrator and managed services partner Magdalene and business Internet provider and ISP aggregator Fluidata, partnered to implement the solution.
The three companies had previously worked together to provide superfast broadband access to a 'not-spot' in Hampshire, but this is the first time the three companies have worked together to provide access to superfast broadband on a fully commercialised next generation network.
Torbjorn Sandberg, CEO of Netadmin Systems, which developed the operational support system enabling the different ISPs to operate on one network, said Digital Region now offers more choice than almost any network in Europe.
"The Service Exchange Platform allows ISPs to interoperate on the Digital Region network, opening up unprecedented competition and choice for end-customers. Our solution enables end-users and ISPs to easily and automatically connect with one another, whilst also providing an ergonomic user interface making selection by customers exceptionally fast and easy. Residents and businesses in South Yorkshire now have more choice of ISP on their network than almost anywhere in the world," said Sandberg.
The new ISPs available have been aggregated by Fluidata. Piers Daniell, Director at the company, commented:
"More than 80 percent of users in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and the rural areas in-between, now have access to our 50+ ISPs. Not only do the people of South Yorkshire have an enviable network, but they also have access to a very competitive broadband market. This means increased choice for those customers in the region and a larger market for our service providers to access."
Keith Lamport, Sale Director for Magdalene, added: "We are really pleased to see the first Digital Region customers on the platform. This is a really powerful step for independent network operators enabling their ambitions to compete with the larger operators."
For more information about Digital Region visit http://www.digitalregion.co.uk.
About Netadmin Systems
Netadmin Systems develops and markets NETadmin; an OSS system that automates the service fulfilment and service assurance processes in Next Generation Networks. The solution is hardware vendor and access technology independent. Customer self-activation and multi service provider support are key features.
Netadmin Systems is the market leader in OSS systems in the Nordics, and is growing rapidly in international markets. Netadmin Systems has more than 100 customers in 15 countries.
For further information about Netadmin Systems, please visit www.netadminsystems.com
Magdalene provides comprehensive independent managed services solutions which address the individual needs of our customers throughout the Telecommunications Industry. Our capabilities encompass all project phases, from requirements capture through network design, procurement, project delivery, complete maintenance services to a full suite of network operations offerings. Magdalene's OEM and carrier customer base includes Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, NSN, Ciena, Geo, SSET, COLT and C&W.
Headquartered in St. Ives near Cambridge with offices in Paris and Belfast, we have dedicated Marshalling and Logistics, Network Operations and Test Bed facilities specifically designed to support our managed service offerings.
Fluidata (www.fluidata.co.uk) is a premium data communications company. It provides businesses with data and connectivity services, including business-grade broadband. Fluidata pioneers innovative, high speed Internet services, and is an independent carrier (it is not tied into relationships with any single supplier), which means it can create the best system for each of its clients.
Fluidata provides a fresh and original approach by being honest, reliable and exceeding customer expectations. It does everything possible to ensure clients receive a level of service they will not have experienced anywhere else.
About Digital Region Limited
The South Yorkshire Digital Region network is the first major regional deployment of superfast broadband in the UK. It offers a suite of solutions to businesses, residents and the public sector across South Yorkshire.
Digital Region Limited is wholly owned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council and
the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills as successors to Yorkshire Forward. The project has attracted over £90m of funding from the European Union, the partners and the private sector.
It is one of the UK's key digital transformational projects. It is advancing the progress of the Digital Britain agenda and positioning South Yorkshire at the forefront of digital communications by providing an unrivalled level of high bandwidth broadband access to households and businesses in the region.
It has the potential to become the largest open-access broadband infrastructure platform in the world, and is already enabling a multitude of advanced applications at home, in business and across the public sector, transforming communications, entertainment and business activities across the region. For further information please visit www.digitalregion.co.uk
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