Six Degrees Group latest acquisition- Datahop

Six Degrees Group today announces that it has expanded its UK network capabilities with the acquisition of Datahop, an international datacentre interconnection business with 200 customers.

Online PR News – 23-May-2012 – London – Six Degrees Group (www.6dg.co.uk), announces that it has expanded its UK network capabilities with the acquisition of Datahop, an international datacentre interconnection business with 200 customers. Datahopís network consists of a resilient, high-speed fibre ring that connects 21 points of presence (PoPs) in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris.

Six Degrees Groupís expanded network will bring most of Londonís datacentres on-net, including Telecity, Telehouse, Interxion, Level 3 and Iomart facilities. Datahopís network brings 16 new PoPs onto the Six Degrees core network as well as extending the Groupís footprint into four Western European countries. Six Degrees Group run-rate revenues are now approximately £44m with EBITDA of over £11m.

Following the acquisition, Six Degrees Group will be investing in its network by undertaking a multi-million pound upgrade before launching a next generation VPLS-enabled datacentre interconnect fabric that will enable multi-gigabit port capability for distribution of its converged voice, data and hosting portfolio. The Groupís network now connects European and American financial centres with an unrivalled footprint in London carrier-neutral datacentres, and uniquely positions it with the ability to deliver high-speed network interconnects in London.

Daniel Lowe, managing director of Six Degrees Groupís managed data division, commented: ďThis announcement marks a significant step-change in the scale, reach and capability of the Six Degrees Group network. Datahopís technologies will allow us to deliver higher bandwidth, and a broader range of services to our customers. Our ability to link people, places and clouds has been boosted significantly with the flexible service creation capability we now offer to the market.Ē

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