January 21, 2014
Manchester Central
Europe/London timezone

Panel: "Really Regional?" - the challenges of a non-London centred network

Jan 21, 2014, 4:30 PM
30m
Exchange Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 11 (Manchester Central)

Exchange Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 11

Manchester Central

Windmill Street, Manchester,M2 3GX

Speakers

David Reader (Zen) Mike Hughes (UKNOF) Dr Mike Kelly (Datacentred Ltd) Mr Neil McRae (BT) Peter Taphouse (Bytemark)

Description

How hard is it to build a network which is independent of London? Can you take an existing network with a heavy London concentration and turn it into something more distributed? What about being regional from scratch? What might it look like to the rest of the UK if a significant network failure were to hit London? New regional connectivity initiatives in the UK are currently proving to be areas of significant activity, enabled by a mixture of community activity, new entrants into the colo market and a desire to deliver bandwidth more locally as volumes increase as a result of highspeed broadband rollout. The panellists hope to discuss such questions and more.

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