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Southern Cross CTO, Dean Veverka said, With the growth of content and cloud demand, it is not surprising that Carrier Ethernet based services have become hugely popular and dominate the requested capacity service types for many providers including Southern Cross.
A spokeswoman for Southern Cross said: "Southern Cross will maintain operational responsibility for the home throughout the process, until its closure.
At the weekend there were reports a group of investors was trying to put together a plan to refinance a smaller Southern Cross group, but this was reportedly dependent on NHP's participation.
It also confirmed that residents going into residential care will not be placed in Southern Cross homes if they have objections.
ldp FOR Sport Business on your phone In Liverpool, the places for 299 Southern Cross residents are paid for by Liverpool City Council, with the remaining 26 funded by Liverpool Primary Care Trust.
Chris Jukes, regional political officer for the GMB which represents thousands of Southern Cross staff, said union officials would be talking to both care home groups about the deal.
Cash-strapped Southern Cross is locked in negotiations with the landlords of all of its 752 care homes over a restructuring of its properties that could see many revert to their original owners or close.
The Government has been pressuring landlords not to abandon Southern Cross.
Darlington-based Southern Cross, the UK's largest care home operator with 31,000 elderly residents, is struggling under a pounds 202m annual rent burden as its own income falls due to public sector customers making cutbacks.
Southern Cross said it was too soon to say where posts would be axed and that the reduction would "improve operational effectiveness".
Unison said problems facing Southern Cross may not be a one-off, claiming that other care home providers had financial difficulties.
As of April, there were 34 Southern Cross care homes across Wales providing assistance to 1,500-plus residents.

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