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Press Release -- August 22nd, 2011
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Ethernet, Low Latency

AboveNet Connects Low Latency Network to Options Datacentre’s UK Facility

White Plains, N.Y. and London, August 22, 2011 - AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it has connected its newly-upgraded low latency network to Options Datacentres, a London-based provider of `state-of-the-art` data centre facilities.

Options Datacentres, whose portfolio of clients includes organisations within the insurance, banking, healthcare, IT/Cloud and governmental sectors, is now connected to AboveNet`s international private optical network and extensive fibre footprint for high bandwidth connectivity.

Options Datacentres customers will benefit from access to AboveNet`s complete portfolio of metro Ethernet, WDM, long haul and IP transit services, in Europe and the US with connections to more than 450 data centres. AboveNet`s infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fibre miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 13,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

"As part of our on-going commitment to our London data centre clients, we are continually enhancing all aspects of the facility to provide an optimal data centre environment," said Arpen Tucker, Business Development Manager at Options Datacentres. "With AboveNet`s connectivity, we can achieve further reductions to network latency for our clients between our data centre and key locations across Europe."

The new connection to Options Datacentres demonstrates AboveNet`s strategy of connecting to carrier-neutral data centres across Europe as the company continues to invest in its network infrastructure.

"We`re delighted to expand our network connectivity to Options Datacentres and provide its clients with one of the industry`s highest level of security and low latency network capabilities," said Brett Johnson, vice president, Business Development for AboveNet in Europe. "Our network is specifically engineered to deliver fast, dedicated, secure connectivity to critical business locations, so Options Datacentres is a natural fit for us."

 About AboveNet

AboveNet, Inc. is a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet`s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial and legal services, media, health care, retail and government. More information is available at www.above.net

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Contact Information

Melissa Miller
AboveNet Public Relations UK
+44 (0)20 7220 3856
mmiller@above.net

 Kristen Hyland
AboveNet Public Relations
(914) 993-1250
khyland@above.net

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