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Press Release -- October 20th, 2010
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Colocation

AboveNet selects ancotel’s Frankfurt Facility to Expand its High Bandwidth Connectivity Network in Europe

Selection highlights ancotel’s importance as a key European hub for global network connectivity

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, October 20, 2010 – The ancotel group, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, an international service provider for carrier-neutral colocation, telehousing and interconnection, welcomes AboveNet as its 400th customer at Kleyer 90® in Frankfurt Germany. AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has selected ancotel’s Frankfurt facility to expand its network in Europe beyond its existing locations in London, Paris and Amsterdam.

AboveNet chose ancotel due to its geographic location and proximity to Frankfurt, where a number of global carriers maintain a presence at Kleyer 90.  This, together with AboveNet’s focus on global corporate businesses, including clients from the financial sector, meant ancotel’s Frankfurt location was an ideal site for AboveNet.

Klaus-Jürgen Orth, co-founder and Managing Director of ancotel GmbH, views AboveNet’s decision as not only an affirmation of the quality of services his company offers, but also a confirmation of Frankfurt’s importance as a global communications hub. “With 400 customers, ancotel is the only European colocation center that has such a high concentration of global carriers. With each new customer the dynamic marketplace where ideas and information are shared continues to grow – and that in turn strengthens Frankfurt’s own position as one of the world’s most important data and telecommunications network nodes.”

Since its establishment in 2002, Kleyer 90 has made a name for itself all over the world as the first communication gateway to serve Eastern Europe.  In just eight years, the number of customers has grown from 20 to 400 – and the company’s workforce has increased from just three to over 100, and continues to grow. In addition to its Frankfurt, Germany headquarters, the ancotel group also operates independent subsidiaries in London, Hong Kong and in the United States via ancotel USA, LLC, located at 1025 Old Country Road, Long Island, NY.

About ancotel

The ancotel group, headquartered at Kleyer 90® in Frankfurt am Main, operates the largest and most important telecommunications and data hub in Europe. ancotel provides international carriers and providers with a central and high-performing marketplace for their broadband and communication services. An independent company, ancotel is a leading provider of services involving carrier-neutral colocation, telehousing and interconnection. Founded in 1999, ancotel now serves about 400 carriers. Telephone and internet providers are linked with one another through the physical and virtual ancotel meet me rooms (mmr), and use them to conduct their operations. In addition to its traditional physical cross-connections using fiber optic, coaxial and twisted pair copper cables, ancotel increasingly also relies on virtual mmr platforms and managed services. In addition to its headquarters in Frankfurt, ancotel also operates independent subsidiaries in London and Hong Kong as well as the independent branch ancotel USA, LLC, located at 1025 Old Country Road, Long Island, NY.

ancotel’s more than 400 reference customers include 1&1, Arcor, AT&T, BSO Network Solutions, BT, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, Colt Telecom GmbH, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Elion, France Telecom, Global Crossing, GTS Energis, iBasis, HanseNet, Interoute Germany, Kabel Deutschland, KDDI Corporation, KPN, KT Corporation Korea, LANCK Telecom, Linx Telecommunications, NTT Communications, Plusnet GmbH, RETN, Swisscom, Tata Communications, Telekom Austria, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, TEO LT, Türk Telekomunikasyon, Verizon and WiTCOM.

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