Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

Wireless ISP Connexin Details Plan for £5m Data Centre in Hull UK

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 (7:21 am) - Score 1,023
connexin_data_centre

Wireless ISP Connexin, which operates superfast broadband networks in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England), has confirmed their plan to spend £5 million building a new data centre (CXNDC) in their home city of Hull so as to help it become “one of the UK’s leading smart cities.”

The new 200+ rack facility will require the provider to create 60 new jobs (engineers, technicians, sales staff and event managers etc.) and is being designed to support “tier-3” reliability specifications. Apparently it will also bring more than 40,000Mbps of data / internet connectivity to the region (40Gbps). Naturally the centre will become Connexin’s new HQ and businesses who use it will have the usual option of managed or co-located facilities.

Connexin has applied for planning permission with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to develop the facility on a 1.2-acre site at Bridgehead Business Park and has approached the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s funding programmes for support with their project costs. At the time of writing most of the centre’s capacity is claimed to have “already been acquired” by local customers but more is being added.

Furqan Alamgir, Connexin CEO, said:

“Hull is not hanging about in its race to become a smart city. Our investment is real, it’s happening and this state of the art data centre is proof of that. Hull is advancing technologically at pace and it’s a privilege to be part of it.”

Most of the money for all this is being supported by some £10m of additional investment, which the ISP secured last year from Digital Alpha Advisors (here). At the time Connexin said that they planned to focus on smart cities (e.g. public Wi-Fi), hire 100 extra staff and build a new data centre.

The move is a wise one, particularly given rival KCOM’s on-going roll-out of 400Mbps FTTP around Hull that is expected to complete by March 2019. Meanwhile Connexin had looked set to bid on some of the new 2.3GHz or 3.4GHz radio spectrum bands in Ofcom’s recent Mobile (4G / 5G) auction, although they dropped out of that just before it was due to begin (here).

Add to Diigo
Mark Jackson
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
0 Responses

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £18.00 (*22.00)
    Avg. Speed 30Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Code: HYPER19
  • Direct Save Telecom £22.95 (*29.95)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Origin Broadband £23.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £23.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • SSE £23.00 (*33.00)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2463)
  2. FTTP (2092)
  3. FTTC (1631)
  4. Building Digital UK (1574)
  5. Politics (1380)
  6. Openreach (1376)
  7. Business (1207)
  8. Statistics (1077)
  9. FTTH (1014)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1005)
  11. Fibre Optic (957)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (902)
  13. Wireless Internet (884)
  14. 4G (874)
  15. Virgin Media (843)
  16. Sky Broadband (585)
  17. EE (576)
  18. TalkTalk (563)
  19. Vodafone (497)
  20. Security (402)
New Forum Topics
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact