Birmingham, UK 20th April 2023: Glide Group, a market-leader in specialist broadband services, announces the continual upgrade of their legacy network technology at BT exchanges across the country to improve hardware, reduce electricity consumption and enable their network to support from 10 Gig – 100 Gig.
As the UK’s 7th largest lSP, Glide takes pride in delivering resilient infrastructure capable of growing with their clients. As their deployment of dark fibre continues throughout the UK, offering limitless potential for bandwidth speeds from 1 gig to 100 gig and more the company needed to ensure their hardware could empower end users with these speeds when necessary.
Working closely with its network architects, the company identified BT exchanges comprised of legacy technology from its previous acquisitions of Cablecom and Warwicknet with the intention of replacing the energy hungry and limiting router kits.
Lee Jones, Network Architect at Glide said: “As technology continues to evolve, it is critical for network architects to ensure that the infrastructure can keep up with the changing demands of today's digital world. Replacing routers in BT exchanges is a necessary step to not only improve bandwidth capabilities and increase system features but also to drive energy efficiencies and support sustainability efforts for a greener future”
Glides network upgrades integrates growing company efforts to reduce carbon footprints with the annual increase of circa 15% on network demand. Glides efforts for these upgrades are continuous and have been carried out on the South coast, Bristol the midlands, and up north to places like Newcastle and Edinburgh last year.
Lee continued, “As the UK's residents and businesses demand for ever-increasing bandwidth, it is essential that we continue to improve our network infrastructure to be gigabit or even terabit capable. By doing so, we can ensure that we not only meet the demands of our customers but also do so in a sustainable way by utilising less energy intense technology.