We have many years of experience and over the years we have
gained and achieved many goals including:-
Licenced Telecomunications Operator (Electronic Code
Originally a non-PTO licence with code powers issued in 2001,
allowing IC to physically build and operate our own network
Diverse network built with Fibre, Copper & Radio /
Multiple technologies allow for maximum network diversity and
resilience with our own physical infrastructure currently spanning
Staffordshire & Cheshire, as well as major transit nodes in
Manchester & London. By using multiple other carriers our
services are available across the UK and internationally.
Launched IC-air Last mile Microwave / Radio
IC pioneered service provision via radio / microwave, (IC-air)
under a test and development licence from the Radio Authority.
Subsequently, representing the ISP community in getting the
original 2.4Ghz (WiFi) frequencies freed and made available for use
We interconnect with multiple carriers and providers to provide
external transit as well as public peering agreements with other
ISPs and carriers either privately or via a peering exchange such
as LINX (Manchester & London), AMS-IX (Amsterdam)
and IX-Reach (connecting to more IXs than any other
provider) for direct data exchange and faster connectivty. The
results of our arrangements mean that we can get you routed to your
desired destination quickly, reliably and with minimal hops. The
core network is a combination of cable, fibre and radio / microwave
built in a resilient architecture with our major network nodes
located in Keele, Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester & London.
Best of Breed Hardware
Using a multi vendor core network including Cisco and Juniper
routing and switching equipment for maximum resillience, you can be
assured of quality throughout. Our data centres are all on-line UPS
protected with generator backup to ensure continuity of service.
Electronic security at all locations is maintained through
Fortigate advanced UTM equipment and our server infrastructures are
all powered by the industry leading VMWare infrastructure on Dell
& Equalogic hardware platforms.
24 Hour monitoring and engineer standby means that we can respond
quickly to any problems around the clock with engineers being
automatically notified by email, SMS and telephone in the event of
21CN (21st Century Network) Ready
We are now also fully BT 21CN (21st Century Network) connected and
are able to offer the next generation network services and
platforms which provide high availability, high speed &
scaleability like never before.
In short: IC do not simply resell other carriers services. We
actually build, deploy and maintain our own infrastructure and then
interconnect with other carriers where possible to offer our
clients the best choices available, but retain as much control over
the service levels as possible.