Bitbuzz in infrastructure deal with Data Electronics

19 Jan 2010

Wi-Fi services provider Bitbuzz has begun a major upgrade of its infrastructure, including moving to the state-of-the-art Data Electronics data centre in Kilcarberry Park in Dublin.

The move by Bitbuzz to the Data Electronics facility will enable the company to support the increasing usage of its service, and enable the company to further enhance its operations in the Irish and UK markets for the future.

Data Electronics are an extremely well established Irish company, with an excellent reputation for reliability and service,” said Shane Deasy, managing director, Bitbuzz.

“As a result of our decision to move, we will be close to the large array of international carriers that are also present in the data centre, and we are confident that this will enable us to better serve our growing number of customers.”

What connection means

Bitbuzz has also connected their network to the INEX switches in Data Electronics. Connection to INEX, Ireland’s internet exchange, provides Bitbuzz users with faster, more reliable and lower-latency internet access, through the direct exchange of IP traffic with the majority of internet service and content providers active in Ireland.

“The traffic exchanged by INEX members more than doubled last year alone, and it is obvious that a large amount of this continuing growth is due to the rapidly increasing usage by the mobile internet users that are typical of the Bitbuzz customer base,” Barry Rhodes, chief executive of INEX explained.

“It reinforces our position as a leading provider of services to the telecommunications industry,” explained Maurice Mortell, CEO, Data Electronics.

“Moreover, it endorses our unrivalled expertise to deliver advanced professional services that effectively manage the risk, complexity and cost of core business applications,” Mortell added.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years