Global network options seamlessly extended for global Enterprise
Tokyo, Japan – June 17, 2010 – Reliance Globalcom, the leading global provider of managed network and communication services for multinational enterprises, and carriers, and Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Reliance Globalcom will extend its existing points-of-presence in Japan to include Equinix’s Toyko-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)data center. The expansion will enable Reliance Globalcom to improve the cost efficiency and capacity of IPv6-enabled global connectivity services to the 230 countries covered by its network footprint. It will also enable all of Equinix’s Tokyo customers to directly access Reliance Globalcom’s advanced VPLS network.
Reliance Globalcom currently leverages Equinix IBX data centers in Singapore, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, London, Ashburn and Silicon Valley to achieve optimized performance for its connectivity services throughout the globe. The globally recognized reliability and availability of the Equinix IBX data centers will supplement the reach of Reliance Globalcom’s global infrastructure. Equinix customers out of Japan can now connect directly to Reliance Globalcom’s network with no requirement for third party connections – enabling more secure and efficient global connectivity.
“We recognize that Equinix already hosts a community of financial participants in the world, as well as an increasing number of enterprise and cloud service providers in their data centers, and close synergies exist with these sectors and our global business,” added Owen Best, President Reliance Globalcom Asia. “In addition, by extending the diversity of connectivity access to our global network we provide our customers with the security of service and expanded geographic reach that those businesses increasingly demand.” “Our relationship with Reliance Globalcom, a globally recognized provider in the managed service provision arena, further demonstrates our leadership role in operating state-of-the-art data center infrastructure with operational excellence,” said Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix in Japan. “Our existing community of international and local networks and carriers can also benefit from more efficient connectivity to Reliance Globalcom’s next generation global network at both of our TY1 and TY2 IBX centers.”
About Reliance Globalcom
Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India’s largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider. Reliance Globalcom brings together the synergies of Reliance Communications’ Global Business encompassing Enterprise Services, Capacity Sales, Managed Services and a highly successful bouquet of Retail products and services comprising of Global Voice, Internet Solutions and Value Added Services. The company serves over 2,100 enterprises, 200 carriers and 2.2 million retail customers in 163 countries across 6 continents.
Reliance Globalcom owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000 Kilometers seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ domestic optic fiber running over 190,000 Kilometers, providing a robust Global Service Delivery Platform connecting 40 key business markets in India, USA, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. With its recent acquisition of eWave World (now Reliance WiMAX World), a pioneer in the global WiMAX space, Reliance Globalcom has the capability to launch 4G services in over 50 countries. It has also acquired the Vanco Group (now Reliance Vanco Group), enabling the company to provide managed services to over 230 countries and territories across the globe. For further information, please visit www.relianceglobalcom.com.
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).
Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of 100 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 5 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 190,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 575 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 87 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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