Putting North of England on The Digital Infrastructure Map

Newcastle, January 18th, 2021

A carrier neutral internet exchange is critical if a region is to be a serious player in the global IT infrastructure.

Stellium Data Centers, The Data Meridian, Newcastle, will launch NCL-IX the UKs newest carrier-neutral Internet exchange point on February 11th, 2021, connecting Newcastle to data from sub-sea & international networks and UK national and regional networks for content, ISPs and cloud.

The 85-minute virtual launch which takes place this February 11th at 3pm is now open for registration at: https://bit.ly/3nyhP8i

The webinar will discuss the launch of the UKs latest Internet Exchange and how it enriches the connectivity for the North of England and positions Newcastle into the mainstream of national and regional network connectivity, making StelliumDC/NCL-IX the meeting place for data transfer from USA to Northern Europe.

During the launch, our panel of industry experts from Stellium Data Centres/NCL-IX, Aspire Technology Solutions, Zayo Group, North Tyne Combined Authority, Island Bridge Networks and IXReach (a BSO company) will discuss.

  • The importance of the IXP in the national and the norths digital economy.
  • How regional IXPs enable regional and national ISPs to drive value in their business.
  • Peering and improving your network optimisation strategy.
  • How the NCL-IX enhances a Data Centre.

NCL-IX is located at Stellium Data Centres, the UK’s largest purpose-built data centre campus. Stellium built and will operate the Newcastle Internet Exchange (NCL-IX) for the good of the internet and interconnection in the North of England.

Speaking on the launch of NCL-IX, Gerry Murray, Chief Communications Officer at Stellium Data Centres said “being the first Internet exchange of its kind in the Newcastle region, we anticipate strong demand from content networks, Internet service providers, regional ISPs and enterprise customers. Our research shows that there is tremendous need for a neutral Internet exchange that provides a reliable, quality interconnection and peering point.”

Throughout the UK there is an increasing need for reliable interconnection platforms as a result of the growing consumer demand for clear VOIP and services like video, gaming and cloud.

NCL-IX will provide peering exchange services for the Newcastle region and ultimately to an even larger community of networks and data centres beyond.

An improved interconnection ecosystem means a better Internet. NCL-IX will give Internet Service Providers the ability to offer their customers the best possible end user experience.

NCL-IX will attract a vast community of connectivity providers. Founding members include both Zayo Networks, Aspire TS and IX Reach (a BSO company). As well as meeting enterprise connectivity needs, our member networks provide fixed and mobile operators with IP transit and Ethernet transport services and are among the biggest providers of dark fibre and wavelengths in the UK.

The 85-minute virtual launch which takes place this February 11th at 3pm is now open for registration at: https://bit.ly/3nyhP8i

Further information including NCL-IX membership and pricing can be found at: http://www.ncl-ix.uk/ minute

About Stellium Data Centres:

Stellium Datacentres own and operate the largest purpose-built datacentre campus in the UK. Stellium Datacentres represents the new Data Meridian – where East meets West in data exchange. Based in Newcastle, we are the UK’s only landing point for the New North Sea connect cable, and the UK’s newest Internet Exchange Point (NCL-IX)

Stellium offers the highest quality connectivity to local, national, and global fibre networks, for low-latency, high-capacity open network connection to the UK, US and Europe.

Stellium offers its clients a range of custom services, including cloud-based delivery of applications and services, co-location services and powered-shell Datacentres.

Direct connection to the 275KV National Grid delivers unique power, value, and reliability. Sustainable power is also set to derive from what will be the UK’s largest offshore wind farm.

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