Supports rollout of Next Generation National Broadband Network
SINGAPORE — January 12, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, has been appointed by OpenNet Pte Ltd, Singapore’s Next Generation National Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) Provider, to support their deployment of an open, high-quality OSS/BSS platform, enabling the delivery of an ultra-high-speed broadband network. OpenNet will deploy its platform as well as their critical 24×7 Network Operations Center at Equinix’s Singapore-1 (SG1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center to support the roll out of Next Gen NBN. Equinix will provide OpenNet with the availability and scalability to help Singapore deliver the services to millions of residents island-wide.
OpenNet is responsible for building, managing and operating the world’s first nationwide all-fiber platform, which is the key foundation of Singapore’s Next Gen NBN. The platform is designed to be a resilient and scalable state-of-the-art fiber network, with the neutrality to allow open access for service providers to offer services for customers both in and outside the country. With the Next Gen NBN, Singaporeans will be able to enjoy a richer broadband experience with more choices at affordable prices.
Equinix is a carrier-neutral data center platform that provides the richest network density in South Asia to optimize performance. Coupled with highly-reliable data center operations, the Equinix platform attracts comprehensive ecosystems of content and cloud services providers, enabling them to directly connect to OpenNet effectively and efficiently to deliver rich content and applications.
“OpenNet will add significant value to our ecosystem of networks,” said Clement Goh, managing director, Equinix Singapore. ”As the Next Generation National Broadband Network is being implemented in Singapore, telecommunications operators and carriers will continue to upgrade and expand their networks at Equinix SG1 in order to meet the demand for high-speed connectivity by every household and business in Singapore. Our growing base of content and cloud computing services providers will also benefit from the market exposure to Next Gen NBN’s millions of end users.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,100 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 600 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.
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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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