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Press Release -- November 30th, 2011
Source: Interoute
Tags: MPLS, Video

Eurosport doubles the capacity of its network with Interoute

20 sites across Europe and Asia connected

London, 30 November 2011 – Interoute, owner and operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, has announced that it is supporting international sports broadcaster, Eurosport, to meet increased demand for multi-media streaming generated by its business applications. By enhancing its VPN network, Eurosport has doubled its capacity and expanded its Virtual Private Network across 20 sites.

Interoute is working with Eurosport, to provide a high capacity network that supports its broadcast business and meets the increasing demand for multi-media streaming in business applications. The new network has been designed with the future demands of the sport channel’s content in mind.

The new Eurosport MPLS VPN network will connect 12 major European cities, including Germany, Spain, Poland, England, Switzerland, Sweden, and Paris, and smaller sites in parts of Asia and Europe, such as Tokyo, Dubai, Lisbon, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki will also be connected to the Eurosport network via an IPsec VPN.

“We were faced with the challenge of how to improve our network performance and our costs, and selected Interoute as sole operator on all of our private and public networks to help us achieve this goal,” said Pascal Delorme, Systems and Networks Manager at Eurosport. “We have increased the number of sites on our MPLS VPN from 12 to 20, with the main sites fully managed by Interoute. We also have an IPsec solution implemented on secondary sites, which we can manage locally, allowing us to integrate new sites at lower costs.”

“We chose Interoute for its advanced technical solution, both in terms to the network architecture and the breadth of services offered,” said Nicolas Perrault, Network & Security Engineer at Eurosport. “In Scandinavia alone the amount of traffic across our VPN rose from 4 to 20 Mb/s between February and October last year. In order to cope with this demand Interoute is implementing an MPLS solution that provides a much higher service than our IPsec solution. Interoute is also the only operator that has been able to support local backup in each country we needed.”

Interoute is committed to providing a high level of quality and it guarantees this with a premium service level agreement. Since starting work with Interoute in April 2011, Eurosport has enjoyed a better quality of service, doubled its network capacity and seen improvements on cost saving.

About Eurosport
The Eurosport Group is the leading European sport multimedia platform. Eurosport, first  pan-European television channel, available in 20 languages, is broadcast in 125 million households in 59 countries. Eurosport HD is the high definition Eurosport channel, Eurosport 2 is broadcast in 52 million households and broadcast in 17 languages across 47 countries. Eurosport 2 HD was launched in August 2009. Eurosport Asia-Pacific is available in 17 countries in the region, and an HD channel was launched in September 2011. Eurosportnews provides all the latest sports news and is worldwide distributed. is the N°1 internet sport platform in Europe, with 15 million unique visitors monthly (comScore) through a international web sites network, available in 11 languages, including partnership with Yahoo! in Germany, Spain, Italy and Britain. Free mobile applications are available in 10 languages. Eurosport Player is the Eurosport web TV provides on demand live access to fans in 59 countries, and its mobile application is available in 5 countries. Eurosport Events is the subsidiary of an organization expert in management and promotion of international sporting events.

About Interoute

Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres.

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