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RETN Expands Internet Connectivity to Manchester

May 14, 2024#Network#Company news#Partnerships

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RETN Expands UK and International Internet Connectivity to Manchester

London/Manchester – May 14, 2024 - RETN, Best Pan-European Carrier (by GCA 2023), the UK’s #1 IP Transit provider, expands connectivity in Manchester – bringing lightening-fast, secure, and high-availability internet to ISPs and enterprises in the city. After a series of investments in its international backbone, with massive network deployments in Western, Northern and Central Europe and Asia, RETN is delighted to announce its expansion to two leading data centres in Manchester, highlighting the city's importance as a major UK hub for domestic and international network connectivity.

Headquartered in the UK, RETN's connectivity ring will link Manchester with existing networks in London, Slough, Dublin, mainland Europe via the Paris Crosslake subsea cable (a low-latency route opened recently), London-Amsterdam, and London-USA, offering businesses both domestic and international access to RETN's extensive global internet backbone as far as Beijing in the blink of an eye.

RETN's new Points of Presence (PoPs) in the Equinix and Datum (formerly Teledata) data centres in Manchester are part of its commitment to bring its comprehensive suite of services closer to businesses across the Northern Powerhouse community, including local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), managed service providers, content providers, alternative network providers (Altnets), and enterprises with office locations in the region.

Manchester’s vibrant ecosystem encompasses sectors like cybersecurity, eCommerce, gaming, artificial intelligence, and FinTech, making this diverse industrial landscape an attractive location for network service providers like RETN to cater to a wide range of digital and technology-driven businesses seeking advanced connectivity solutions.

"Manchester's status as a key digital hub aligns with RETN's mission to improve communication and connectivity, underpinned by our core principles of transparency, flexibility, agility, and responsiveness. By expanding our services in this dynamic city, we're dedicated to offering secure, private, and reliable connectivity solutions that empower both local and international communities, driving growth and innovation in every market we serve," said Chris Elliott, UK Commercial Director at RETN.

Services offered include Layer 3 IP Transit, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and Layer 2 VPN Ethernet Services, to provide redundant access to RETN's 870+ points of presence across Europe and Asia.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent global network services providers, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. In 2023 RETN was awarded the ‘Best Pan-European Carrier’ title, at the Global Carrier Awards. Offering a wide range of connectivity services, such as IP transit, Ethernet & VPN, Capacity, Remote peering to major IXPs, Colocation and Cloud Connect, RETN’s network runs on leading equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe and up to the border with China and further onwards into Southeast Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy.

For more information on RETN and its services, please visit the company's website at 

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