North-East based connectivity experts Aspire Technology Solutions has announced a £1.2m investment in its UK core network in the Tees Valley.

The new infrastructure will enable businesses access leased line speeds of up to a phenomenal 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s), some of the fastest internet speeds available outside of London.

Having just hit the £20m turnover milestone, Aspire’s rapid growth shows no signs of letting up.  The 100Gbps product, which they’ve aptly named: Ultrafast Dedicated Connectivity (UDC), enables businesses to push more of their technical services into the cloud; a growing trend offering greater flexibility, scalability and cost savings.

Ben Upton, Head of Solutions at Aspire, commented:  “UDC is going to help put Aspire on the map as a national managed service provider.  We rolled out the product in Tyneside earlier in the year and the take up has been excellent.  Extending the network into the Tees Valley is the next logical step for Aspire.  Being from the area myself I am really proud of the investment we have made here.”

Justin Godfrey, Sales Manager at Aspire, and another Teesside native, continues:  “The beauty of UDC is the scalability.  Lines are not fixed, which means the speeds can be dialled up and down depending on usage.  Often times when business users are experiencing latency and slow speeds with their cloud based IT services, it is due to poor connectivity.

“As for Teesside, there is a real positive vibe around the area at the moment, with a lot of inward investment and innovation.  This service can only help with the economic growth in the area.”