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Press Release -- September 21st, 2010
Source: Interoute
Tags: Colocation

Interoute extends presence to Russia as demand for next-generation connectivity grows

Interoute opens new Moscow office to deliver network solutions to domestic and international markets

London, UK – 21 September 2010, Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest next-generation network, today announced it has extended its presence into Russia in response to increasing demand for next generation connectivity and telecommunication services in the region. The opening of a new office in Russia and the appointment of a Russia and CIS Country Manager, Elena Chernykh, will enable Interoute to meet the demand of both international companies looking for connectivity in the region and carriers looking for a high speed connection between the East and West.

The Russian market has experienced the fastest internet population growth in Europe, with internet users in Moscow more than doubling from 27 per cent to 60 per cent between 2002 and 2009[1].  At the same time, growing consumption in China and the Middle East has pushed internet traffic through Russia as it provides the lowest latency terrestrial route between Asia and Europe. The culmination of the two has resulted in an increasing demand for Interoute’s next generation network services, following its network extension into Moscow in 2009.

“Since we extended our network into Russia we’ve experienced a huge demand for our services from both domestic and international companies looking for next generation services and a flexible pricing policy,” said Elena Chernykh, Russia and CIS Country Manager, Interoute.  “We are excited to be at the heart of this fast growing market“.

Interoute’s Moscow PoP is fully integrated into Interoute’s pan-European network, providing businesses and service providers with fast, cost effective access to the rest of Europe and resilient, high quality voice and data services to support their operations.

Elena Chernykh, Country Manager, Russia and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), supported by Ljubica Denic, Regional Director CEE and Renzo Ravaglia, Executive VP Wholesale  will be responsible for the strategic planning for new business as well as the co-ordination of international relations.

Then occasion was marked with an official launch event attended by the leading corporate and wholesale companies in Russia. See here for images.

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[1] http://www.newmediatrendwatch.com/markets-by-country/10-europe/81-russia

About Interoute

Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, encompassing over 55,000 km of lit fibre with 8 hosting data centres and 32 colocation centres and on-net to another 150 partner Data Centres across the European footprint. Interoute's full-service next generation network serves international enterprises from a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, finance, pharmaceutical and retail, plus every major European incumbent, as well as the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments, universities and research agencies. These organizations find Interoute the ideal partner for hosting content, providing wholesale bandwidth and transit services, corporate connectivity or creating new services. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres.Providing service and support in 15 European languages, Interoute is a key part of Europe’s Digital Supply Chain. The network is future-proofed, endowed with Europe’s largest fiber and duct reserve, and is a leader in the deployment of advanced network technologies, from the ground to the Cloud.  www.interoute.com

PR contact for Interoute

Ruth Jones
Speed Communications
6th Floor, The Communications Building
48 Leicester Square
London WC2H 7LT
Tel: +44 (0) 20  7842 3263
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7842 3299
e-mail: Interoute@speedcommunications.com

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