21 August 2002 -- Fibernet Group plc has launched the Docklands Metropolitan Optical Networking Services in London. The fibre optic ring will provide direct optical connectivity to 10 of London's leading telehotels providing unrivalled connectivity for "Wharf" occupiers.
Fibernet's optical services extend via the TANet national network to more than 90 PoPs in 50 towns and cities across the UK. Nigel Pitcher, marketing director said, "This brings both competition and an exciting range of new optical networking solutions to a sophisticated community of blue chip companies.
"The new Fibernet services will serve two needs. They will provide the bulk purchaser of telecoms services with connectivity to over 140 directly connected carriers that currently use the Fibernet network as well as indirectly to the many hundreds more that are occupiers of the telehotels that we reach."
Fibernet corporate customers such as HSBC and Allen & Overy were amongst the first to benefit from the new ring. With growing concerns for the need to secure company sensitive data, bandwidth intensive applications such as storage area networks are now a key consideration for any company in the financial sector. So too is provisioning for business continuity.
The company claims that network redundancy, scalability, quality of service controls and the extensive security features of Fibernet's managed network services protect against failure and assure IT Managers of consistently high performance and service levels irrespective of office location.