Dedicated fibre provider Geo Networks has added another 14.5km to its London infrastructure routes to offer more direct connections from Croydon.
Geo said the move would help firms in Croydon benefit from its infrastructure that can offer dedicated connections to other areas of the city, such as the Docklands, the City of London and data centres in the north east.
The firm explained that it had extended the network to Croydon as it sees the area as one of London’s biggest growth areas.
Geo chief executive Chris Smedley said: “It is already home to a number of major organisations and we think that there will be significant further growth in Croydon’s digital economy over the next decade,” he said.
“By extending Geo’s network to Croydon, we are able to connect businesses in this area to all the other critical data clusters across the UK and Ireland, which we already connect, and support their current and future business requirements for high-performance data networks.”
Geo confirmed that some of the new routes will take advantage of the London sewer system, a unique setup that Geo already uses to avoid the need to dig up the road when it wants to lay new fibre or access existing infrastructure.
Earlier this year Geo shaved 43km off the distance between data centres it serves in north-west London and customers based in the City of London and Docklands area by rerouting its network in the sewers. The firm now has more than 300km of network connections around the capital.
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