OREANDA-NEWS. SSE Enterprise Telecoms been selected by offshore communications provider Tampnet to upgrade its existing infrastructure with a new high quality network connecting London with Aberdeen.  

Tampnet connects more than 200 platforms in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico and the company needed to ensure its network could scale to accommodate growing demand from its customer base, while also being able to support new business ventures. 

As an existing customer, Tampnet was confident SSE Enterprise Telecoms could deliver high quality co-location services to remote locations. Another important factor for Tampnet was the ability to have full autonomy of all active components within its infrastructure and the company can now monitor and control all of its offshore facilities from one central location.  

Colin Sempill, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise Telecoms, said: “We have worked in partnership with Tampnet for many years, providing colocation services and core networking links between its main Points of Presence (PoPs), before delivering the latest dark fibre connection between Aberdeen and London.

“Tampnet is in a unique position to provide connectivity between Scandinavia and the UK and we are delighted that this latest network project will enable it to meet growing demand and realise future business objectives.” 

Per Atle S?rensen, Sales Manager at Tampnet, said: “The key drivers behind our decision to scale our network was increased demand from our customers and the need to be able to take advantage of future business opportunities. Our longstanding partnership with SSE Enterprise Telecoms has ensured that our new and existing customers benefit from a guaranteed level of service across the UK. 

“The latest dark fibre connection between the heart of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen and London will ensure that we can continue to improve on our service delivery and also support our longer-term ambition to underpin transatlantic connectivity via Scandinavia, rather than relying on traditional hubs in continental Europe. 

“SSE Enterprise Telecoms is a much valued network partner and the flexibility and in-built scalability of its network gives us full confidence that it will continue to support our needs – and those of our customers – both now and in the years to come.”