European Supercore – innovation and investment to power the digital economy

We recently unveiled the European Supercore, a high-capacity long distance network that is designed to address enterprises’ rapidly growing data demands in the key business hubs of Europe.

Businesses in information-intensive industries, such as capital markets and media, are under increasing pressure to evolve their technology infrastructures, as their reliance on cloud applications and real-time data continues to grow.

The European Supercore is part of our strategy of continually strengthening the services we offer. We’re committed to bringing our customers the bandwidth they need to be able to grab a slice of the future digital economy – estimated to be worth €3.2 trillion across G-20 economies by 2016.

It enables us to provision 100G Ethernet services to our customers more rapidly and efficiently, ensuring that we’re able to offer enterprises a consistent, reliable and future proofed service.

Illustration of the European Supercore NetworkOur customers across information-intensive industries will benefit from the capacity boost provided by the European Supercore. For example, it will empower media businesses to deliver more films and TV shows on-demand via smart TVs and mobile devices to content-hungry consumers. Having extra bandwidth will also put our cloud provider customers in a stronger position to meet their customers’ requirements, as 42% of IT managers intend to increase spending on cloud technology.

The European Supercore is the latest in a series of major investments we’ve made in our global infrastructure. We’ve expanded our network in Europe, launching new routes in Ireland, the Iberian Peninsula, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. Through our acquisition of KVH, we’ve also expanded our reach into Asia, enabling us to offer enterprises in the financial centres of the region with a complete portfolio of network, data centre, voice and IT services.

Moreover, KVH recently undertook the first ever field trial for 400G data transmission in Japan and upgraded its network backbone to 100G between Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.

We’re committed to innovating and investing in our global infrastructure to empower our customers to compete in the digital economy, taking us closer to our goal of being the most customer oriented business in the industry.

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