P1 to deliver 4G services and improved connectivity for WA customers
NEXTDC today announced Vodafone are launching a point-of-presence at NEXTDC’s P1 Perth data centre, which when linked to Vodafone’s super hub, will provide additional service resilience to local Vodafone mobile customers, increasing access to complementary networks, and helping to deliver 4G services to customers in WA (1).
Vodafone’s presence at P1 in Malaga will boost the telecommunications provider’s capacity for IP transit and peering, including access to subsea cable connections now in development, and hosting network functions virtualisation (NFV) equipment to run mobile and fixed network core applications.
Adam Scully, Group Executive – Sales and Marketing of NEXTDC, said: “Our P1 facility will be linked to Vodafone’s super hub, giving customers across Western Australia access to a range of new services and adding even more redundancy to the network. Being able to offer global leaders like Vodafone the ability to provide customers with better services is the driver behind NEXTDC’s continual push to deliver premium data centre services across the country.”
Vodafone’s General Manager of Network Engineering and Performance, Barry Kezik, said: “Establishing a presence in NEXTDC’s P1 Perth data centre is an exciting step for Vodafone as we continue to focus on delivering a great network experience to our customers using the broad range of offerings from NEXTDC, including the data centre’s community of carriers, content delivery networks (CDNs), transit networks and dark fibre service providers.”
As part of the agreement, NEXTDC will also provide real-time telemetry on Vodafone’s rack environment through the ONEDC cloud-based DCIM service, which can be integrated into Vodafone’s facility monitoring systems.
(1) To find out where Vodafone has 4G, see vodafone.com.au/coverage. 4G is available with a compatible 4G device. 4G in selected areas in Australia