Fibre Centre Opens New Carrier Hotel and Meet Me Room in Canada's Capital City, Ottawa
Company's second property in Canada will feature 5,000 square feet of space in Phase One
OTTAWA and MONCTON, NB, /CNW/ - Fibre Centre, the strategic network interconnection facility owner and operator located in Eastern Canada, today announced it has opened a new colocation facility located at Michael Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The new site will provide Internet, application and content companies with a secure, carrier-neutral facility for interconnectivity options.
"As the nation's Capital, no city is as deserving of having its own network-neutral carrier hotel and Meet Me Room," stated Hunter Newby, Founder of Fibre Centre. "We have spent over two years analyzing the market, exploring options and building consensus within the Internet community in Ottawa and we are very pleased and excited to make this announcement today."
"Our Global Expansion team has worked closely with Fibre Centre over the last two years, helping the company to establish operations and grow their team in Ottawa. Fibre Centre's carrier-neutral core network interconnection facility provides strategic infrastructure our city needs to drive innovation. It improves interconnectivity and reduces the cost of data transmission between networks, making Internet access more affordable. This capability will support the growth of existing companies and attract new firms that rely on network services. This will create new opportunity and high-value jobs in our region," stated Michael Tremblay, President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards.
The carrier-neutral facility in Ottawa will provide customers with the ability to access multiple dark fibre as well as Ethernet and Internet Protocol-based networks including an Internet Exchange Point. Fibre Centre currently owns and operates the largest and only carrier hotel in Atlantic Canada with regional, national and global networks, including the major national incumbent as well as local competitive network operators as customers and is also the host facility for the Moncton Internet Exchange.
Fibrenoire GM Jean-Philippe Gagnon stated that "Fibrenoire sees the establishment of a carrier-neutral interconnection facility near the heart of the City as a critical element of a dynamic telecommunications ecosystem which can only benefit Ottawa providers and customers alike. Fibrenoire looks forward to working with Fibre Centre Ottawa and on the opportunities its establishment will make possible."
The facility will feature redundant cooling systems, generator and redundant UPS power. The colocation site will also include an electrical AC and DC systems with A and B power options, biometric security and video surveillance monitoring. 16,000 square feet of space will be available at Phase Three of the Fibre Centre Ottawa development.
Hydro Ottawa has been working closely with the Invest Ottawa, The City of Ottawa and Fibre Centre to help achieve the vision of a connected city of the future. "Connectivity is key to achieving a smart energy future and the establishment of a carrier neutral center is an important step to achieving this vision by bringing faster internet speeds and data at affordable prices" –said Mark Fernandes Chief Information and Technology Officer. Hydro Ottawa is proud to support the electrical infrastructure needed to create a carrier hub that will better serve our communities connectivity needs.
About Fibre Centre:
Fibre Centre is a network-neutral data centre and meet-me-room located in Moncton and Ottawa. We are the strategic network interconnection facility owner and operator located in Eastern Canada. For more information, please visit www.fibrecentre.com
SOURCE: Fibre Centre
Tanya Pash, 929-344-1255
Fibrenoire is Eastern Canada's premier metro carrier specializing exclusively in fibre optic connectivity services for businesses and institutional organizations in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Fibrenoire deploys and operates its own fibre optic network in the cities of Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Toronto and is renowned for its consulting-engineering approach. For more information, please visit www.fibrenoire.ca
Ruby Najjar, 613-454-3002 x 150
About Invest Ottawa:
Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for Canada's Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa's full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. For more information, please visit www.investottawa.ca
Sonya Shorey, 613-828-6274
About Hydro Ottawa:
Hydro Ottawa delivers electricity to more than 332,000 homes and businesses in Ottawa and Casselman. For 100 years, Hydro Ottawa has reliably supplied its customers with power, building and investing in the local electric grid. Proudly municipally owned, Hydro Ottawa contributes to the well-being of the community we serve. Its innovative services help customers manage their account and energy use. For more information, please visit www.hydroottawa.com
Daniel Séguin, 613-738-5499 x 2345
SOURCE Fibre Centre