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London-based fibre and cloud networks business Interoute has been acquired by US networking business GTT for $2.3bn (£1.65bn). The deal will add 72,000km of fibre optic to GTT Communications and expand its presence to 126 cities across 29 countries. Currently the business provides IP and managed network services in 100 …

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  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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  3. Milton

    Paul Eagles: "Speaking as an Interoute customer that came along as part of the Easynet acquisition it'll be interesting to see how the integration goes. The last few, including MDNX have been an utter disaster for the customer base.

    My first thought for GTT was also something like "Ouch! Good luck with that".

    I probably shouldn't say too much, but in my sometime role a few years back as a consultant in the Smoke I had the remarkable misfortune to witness one of the worst management teams I'd ever come across, or even heard of ....

    For perspective, I was used to British airlines, and yes, these guys were even worse than that ... howling stupidity matched only by supremely oblivious arrogance. Heaven knows what the poor bloody customers thought. Well, lucky them: things really could not get any worse.

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    2. gh2k

      As another customer that came via Easynet I can confirm that our services went from "Very Good" under Easynet, to "Utterly Appalling" under Interoute. I cannot overstate just how bad our service has been since we migrated. From them cancelling the wrong line, to a backup line being down for 2 months and nobody noticing, and a complete failure to understand any question asked - it's been a nightmare. End of contract simply cannot come soon enough.

      I don't see how it's possible for things to get any worse but I can't see Interoute handling a large infrastructure merge well at all either. January can't come soon enough.

  4. peterjames

    What's a British telco got to do with Europe?

    Haven't you guys Brexiteered?

    1. Jellied Eel Silver badge

      It wasn't really a British telco, other than having the exec team in London. It had it's routes (non-BGP4) in one of Europe's largest civil engineering projects, namely building out a rather large duct and fibre network. That helped it become a regular winner of wholesale/carrier awards as a backbone provider to many other operators. GTT did similar through it's various incarnations, and built network into some interesting places, like a lot of Eastern Europe. So the deal's interesting in the infrastructure/backbone space, and luckily that's usually easier to integrate than the services layer, ie IP, VPN, MPLS etc.

  5. peterjames

    Right - so we're just waiting for their HQ to move to the continent!

    Those brainy Eastern Europeans, eh?

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