Global mobile network operator collocates in UK’s Northeast  | Stellium Data Centers

Stellium Data Centres and ITPS leverage Zayo Group’s network to win contract  

December – 12, 2023: Stellium Data Centres today announced a global mobile network operator has collocated at Stellium 1 in Newcastle and ITPS in County Durham as part of a joint hosting solution to optimise 5G services being rolled out across the Northeast of England.  

Stellium’s alliance with ITPS and mutual relationship with Zayo was seen as a key differentiator by the customer. Both data centres are directly connected via Zayo’s networks as part of a disaster recovery and failover initiative, ensuring a highly resilient solution for hosting 5G in the region. 

Zayo’s point of presence at Stellium – making the Newcastle campus Zayo’s main IP node north of Manchester – was also pivotal in the decision with the mobile operator already having collocated at data centres in Manchester and Scotland connected by Zayo. Additionally, ITPS is Zayo’s regional managed IT services provider.

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“We are delighted that our successful alliance with ITPS and strong relationship with Zayo has resulted in this significant customer win,” said Ed Bissell, Sales Director, Stellium Data Centres. “These two factors combined with our and ITPS’ strategic edge data centre locations, offering the lowest carbon intensity in the UK, made for a highly compelling proposition. We can assure the customer of the lowest latency coverage and environmental footprint possible in the Northeast while also facilitating efficient backhaul of increasingly dense 5G data traffic. Stellium’s game-changing OCP-Ready certification was a further winning consideration.” 

Yannick Leboyer, Managing Director at Zayo commented: “At Zayo, we’re committed to providing light-speed data transmission infrastructure across Europe, including one of the most expansive, independent fibre network footprints in the UK. This means we’re perfectly placed to work alongside Stellium and ITPS to ensure optimised 5G services in the Northeast, given our track record of providing hyperscale, retail, regional and edge services.” 

Andrew Murray, Channel Director at ITPS added: “This is a further example of how Zayo’s partnering strategy with strategic regional edge data centres is enabling low latency network services that directly support local economies, and in this case, the urgent requirements of the Northeast’s growing technology and telecommunications sectors for reliable 5G connectivity.” 

About Stellium

Newcastle-based Stellium Data Centres owns and operates one of the largest purpose-built data centre campuses in the UK, offering customers a range of custom services, including cloud-based delivery of applications and services, co-location services and powered-shell data centres. Direct connection to the 275KV National Grid delivers 80MW of reliable power from REGO certified renewable sources, soon to include the UK’s largest offshore wind farm.

As the new Data Meridian where East meets West in data exchange, Stellium is the UK’s only landing station for the new submarine cables from Aqua Comms and Altibox Carrier, and hosts the UK’s newest Internet Exchange NCL-IX. The Stellium campus offers the highest quality connectivity to local, national and global fibre networks with multiple onsite connected carriers – enabling low-latency, high-capacity open network connection to the UK, US and Europe.

About ITPS

ITPS has over 20 years’ experience in delivering innovative IT solutions that use best in class tools and technologies. Headquartered in the North East of England, its team delivers intelligent technology solutions across cloud, connectivity, cyber security, managed services, professional services, and data and analytics.  A continuous investment in staff training has resulted in the most highly qualified and accredited engineers in the region, with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge.

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