Original post by JAMILLAH KNOWLES via TNW
Officially launched today, The Shoreditch Network is working to deliver a high-speed fibre infrastructure and secure cloud services to a cluster of businesses in East London.
As the UK government keeps highlighting the importance of Britain becoming a centre for technical and financial excellence and companies like Amazon, Google andHuawei invest big money in further development, there is a need for the critical infrastructures to be updated and support this ideal.
This means that not only businesses working in technology be able to use the tools they need to create and grow business, but also elements such as office space to rent and of course places to live need to be accessibly-priced to encourage a stable community.The Shoreditch Network is a step along this path, it’s a collaboration between threeTech City-based businesses – bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks, leading cloud hosting provider Carrenza, and network specialists Optimity.
The East London tech area is bandwidth hungry to say the least. euNetworks has already started connecting a number of buildings in the Shoreditch area to its high-speed fibre network. It is now rolling out to reach more buildings and streets in the area.
Saving money and time
The Shoreditch Network will deliver scalable bandwidth, networking and cloud based IT services to local businesses so that startups especially can grow naturally while not worrying so much about whether the connectivity they may need will be available.
As startups are often both nimble and cash-strapped the services are quick to install and according to the project, at least 20% cheaper than current alternatives.
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