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Press Release -- June 15th, 2010
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Colocation, Low Latency

AboveNet’s secure fibre network connects to London’s Telehouse West data centre

AboveNet Communications UK Ltd, a leading provider of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers today announced its network connection to the new Telehouse West data centre in London’s Docklands. This collaboration will enable London’s businesses to benefit from AboveNet’s ultra-low latency, highly scalable and secure fibre network. This installation builds upon AboveNet’s existing connections to Telehouse North, Telehouse East and Telehouse Metro – further expanding the AboveNet network to data centres in London.

Escalating demand from companies requiring a high bandwidth, resilient network has enabled AboveNet to provide an optimum, highly efficient data transfer service. In today’s increasingly competitive markets, connectivity is a key consideration to enhance performance and productivity; AboveNet is at the leading edge to provide this.

We are very pleased to connect to Telehouse West and enable customers to benefit from the fastest speeds and most secure connections to their vital data and applications. Telehouse is one of the largest international internet hubs in Europe and is therefore of huge strategic importance,” said John Donaldson, Managing Director, AboveNet UK.

Organisations such as the demanding new media market and finance sectors are increasingly turning to Cloud services to deliver mission critical applicationsand this investment will help make the promises of cloud computing a reality,” he concluded.

Michelle Reid, Sales and Marketing Director, Telehouse said, “As a company that has built an excellent reputation for its technology, service and reliability, we are delighted that AboveNet is now connected to Telehouse West and able to offer its direct, low-latency fibre-optic services to all of our London data centre customers”.

The agreement with Telehouse is part of AboveNet’s ongoing investment strategy, connecting to vital locations to support the growing need for high-bandwidth solutions.

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 Telehouse
Telehouse offers data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 1,000 major customers worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries. It is a subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a Global 400 company and, with its sister company Telehouse America, is able to offer a global network covering Europe, America and Asia.

For further information about Telehouse please contact:

Dionne Aiken, Marketing Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7512 0550

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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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