Data partnership to boost Central Belt connections

Commsworld boss Ricky Nicol said the DataVita tie-up would enhance the firm's offering. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Commsworld boss Ricky Nicol said the DataVita tie-up would enhance the firm's offering. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

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A partnership has been agreed between a key Scottish data centre and an ultra-fast pure fibre network, helping businesses in Edinburgh and Glasgow boost connectivity.

The £200 million Fortis data centre, near Newhouse in North Lanarkshire, is now live through Edinburgh-based Commsworld’s gigabit capable pure fibre network. The agreement will let the independent network operator offer the services of the low-energy, renewables-powered facility to its 2,500 clients.

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Gareth Lush, commercial director at DataVita, the company set up to operate Fortis, said the decision to appoint Commsworld was driven by climate, security, speed and resilience being key factors.

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Commsworld chief executive Ricky Nicol said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with DataVita on this project – not only to connect Fortis through our network, but also to provide its services to our customers, further enhancing our own offering.”

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