Light Blue Fibre Helps Cambridge get Connected
New full-fibre network to link Cambridge research institutions and enterprises to key sites globally.
08:31 13 January 2021
A partnership by Light Blue Fibre, bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks and the UK Innovation Corridor's most advanced data centre, Kao Data, will pave the way for Cambridge businesses and research institutions to connect to key sites and communities across Europe.
Light Blue Fibre, which is now being enabled by euNetworks, delivers over 100km of ducting and wholesale dark fibre in the Cambridge metropolitan area. Meanwhile, euNetworks will be responsible for delivering the operational and maintenance support necessary to provide both dark fibre and multi-Terabit high speed managed optical services across the Light Blue Fibre asset.
euNetworks’ CEO Brady Rafuse, says: “Data centre connectivity is critically important to businesses today, and our network development and new fibre system delivers vital infrastructure to support the many businesses and communities in Cambridge whose connectivity and collaboration requirements continue to grow.
“Our pan-European network directly connects over 440 key data centres in our operating markets - that is, all the major data centres in Europe, as well as key research sites. Our diverse and unique network routes to these locations, together with the solutions offered by Light Blue Fibre and Kao Data, offer a compelling connectivity response for those in the Cambridge community undertaking mission-critical computing.”
Professor Ian Leslie, Chair of Light Blue Fibre, says: “This is a very exciting development. Light Blue Fibre is connected into many of the key campus locations in and around Cambridge, offering the ability for campus 5G with Edge computing to gain a new and diverse network for the city. Collaboration with euNetworks and Kao Data will further serve the local community of University sites and campus locations, providing even more opportunities for wider connectivity.”