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Press Release -- February 1st, 2010
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Construction, Low Latency

AboveNet confirmed as leading high bandwidth fibre provider to London’s data centre community

Now provides ultra-low latency connection to more than 30 data centres across the London area

LONDON, February 1st, 2010 – AboveNet Communications UK Ltd., a leading provider of ultra-low latency, high-bandwidth fibre optic connectivity solutions, has extended its dedicated fibre network to Sentrum’s major new 200,000 square foot Sentrum IV data centre facility in Woking, Surrey.

The announcement confirms AboveNet as the leading fibre optic provider of high bandwidth fibre connectivty to London’s data centre community. With the connection to Sentrum, AboveNet now connects to more than 30 data centres across the London area, with connections ranging from Canary Wharf, Basildon and Docklands in the East, through the City and West End, further out to Slough and Heathrow in the West, and now Sentrum’s facility in Woking.

“At Sentrum we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the optimum environment for their voice and data connectivity, and are committed to giving customers the freedom to choose the communications and networking providers that best meet their business needs,” commented Andy Ruhan, Sentrum’s CEO.

“At AboveNet we’re committed to ensuring that our fibre network provides organisations with the fastest, low latency direct routes between all their key locations. That routing increasingly includes data centres such as Sentrum that are proving so attractive for businesses looking to balance their key space, resilience and connectivity requirements,”added John Donaldson, managing director at AboveNet UK. “Connecting with Sentrum is part of an ongoing investment in the AboveNet network, and provides a valuable connectivity offering for organisations choosing to locate in Sentrum’s impressive new Woking data centre facility.”

“With this connection, AboveNet again confirms its determination to extend the scope and connectivity of our London metro network. We’re looking forward to expanding our data centre activities as we accelerate into our second decade of providing high speed fibre to organisations across the London region,” Donaldson added.

Sentrum’s new Woking data centre provides organisations with truly customised solutions in terms of space, resilience and connectivity. Power configurations and levels of resilience (Tier III +) are also delivered to each customer’s precise specifications. Sentrum provides clients with the optimum environment for voice and data connectivity. All sites are chosen for their proximity to major telecommunication and data networks and feature a growing number of peering points.

About AboveNet, Inc.
AboveNet, Inc. provides high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. metro markets and globally. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

About Sentrum
Specialists in the design, build and management of bespoke data centre solutions

Founded in 2005, Sentrum has a portfolio of four facilities around London (Camberley, Sutton, Watford and Woking) and a fifth in Rugby comprising in excess of 1.2 million sq ft of technical space. Sentrum was the first data centre operator to offer truly flexible facilities, with dedicated plant for every data suite. Tailor-made to each individual client’s specific needs – from the size of the data suite through to the power configuration and level of resilience – Sentrum offers clients practical, cost-effective solutions which maximise usage of technical space and meet mission critical business requirements.

Complementing Sentrum’s existing business and operating under the Sentrum brand, Sentrum Construction Management (SCM) focuses specifically on designing and building data centres for customers that wish to own and operate their own data centre.

The Sentrum team is comprised entirely of data centre and property development professionals. The two principals alone have built out several million square feet of data centre space to date.

For more information
Fiona Burke: Tel: 020 7220 3866 or e-mail:

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company’s control. This also includes such factors as are described from time to time in the SEC reports filed by AboveNet, Inc., including the most recently filed Form 8-K.

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