London, November 2016. It has been just over 2 years since we launched our disruptive London Network, and how data usage has rocketed in that time. In June of this year research was published that shows Global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years. Overall, IP traffic will grow at a whopping compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% from 2015 to 2020.
This is huge growth in data consumption, and we see the reflection of that when looking at our own customer’s base. Of our Partners that have installed 1Gb bearer, 30% of them livened the full bandwidth, planning ahead for the explosion of data, and a further 20% have subsequently increased their bandwidth post install, reacting to the growth of their businesses.
To deliver for our Partners, we need to anticipate the market and ensure that we have a product set one step ahead of these trends. That is why we have made 10Gb bearer installs business as usual. Our Partners can now quote and order 10Gb on 1Portal, with guaranteed commercials. Furthermore, we have fully automated the ordering process to provide seamless and prompt installations.
We are seeing rising demand for this supersized bandwidth from a number of sectors:
- Big bandwidth is critical for digital native businesses whose services often rely on connectivity
- Education, Healthcare or large enterprise who are well ahead with their journey to cloud or hybrid IT infrastructures and have large volumes of data to shift
- Heavily seasonal ecommerce businesses, where the Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the festive period in general put massive strain on existing infrastructure
With our own cutting edge network, we have invested in the bandwidth to remove the need for feasibility testing and surveys that other vendors will require before issuing a quote.
No one in the UK is making large bandwidth as easy to provide or as cost effective, we treat 10Gb like 1Gb – it’s just business as usual.
About Virtual 1
Virtual1 is an award-winning wholesale network operator that enables its partners to create bespoke connectivity and cloud solutions for their customers.
Virtual1’s cutting edge network provides high performing Ethernet services from 10Mb up to 10Gb+ and through interconnects, one of the most comprehensive UK Network footprints. Not just a network, but a whole readymade partner ecosystem, through its 1Cloud offering, as well as peering directly with the leading technology players in the SIP, UC or Cloud markets, they provide their partners with complete solutions.
Virtual1 believe that every customer is unique, and deserves a network built in response to their needs and requirements.