Six Degrees acquires Datahop


It seems like the norm of businesses nowadays are buyouts and mergers. From pharmaceutical companies to automobile manufacturers and on the Web, companies have been buying one another and merging to form a bigger conglomerate.

British company Six Degrees Group announced that they acquired Datahop.

Datahop, an international datacenter interconnection company based in UK was bought by the Six Degrees Group for an undisclosed amount. The latter is a cloud service provider. The purchase improves the company’s high-speed fiberoptic network connecting different cities in Europe.

Datahop has about 200 clients and a high-speed fiberoptic cable network connecting Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and London.

According to managing director of Six Degrees managed data division Daniel Lowe, “Datahop’s technologies will allow us to deliver higher bandwidth, and a broader range of services to our customers. Our ability to link people, places and clouds has been boosted significantly with the flexible service creation capability we now offer to the market.”

Six Degrees now has a total of 37 point of presence. This will connect European and American financial centers.

The company is also eyeing to upgrade its network that will give them a multi-gigabit port capability for data and hosting services.

So who is going to be next?

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