Strengthens its global network infrastructure for enterprise customers in Asia
HONG KONG, CHINA — December 1, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Cable&Wireless Worldwide has strengthened its market reach to Hong Kong and Tokyo with Platform Equinix ™. By establishing network points-of-presence in Equinix’s Hong Kong and Tokyo International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, Cable&Wireless Worldwide can now directly offer its network services to multinational corporations in Asia Pacific. C&W Worldwide already leverages Platform Equinix in Chicago, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Washington DC and Zurich.
C&W Worldwide delivers a range of high quality managed voice, data and IP-based services and applications to large enterprises, connecting businesses all over the world. By leveraging Platform Equinix, C&W Worldwide can expand its network coverage for existing customers and access new ones located in Equinix’s data centers. In addition, Equinix’s customer base of multinational enterprises in Hong Kong and Tokyo can now access a full range of services from C&W Worldwide and connect directly to its network for secure and cost-efficient global connectivity.
“As a leader in mission critical communications, we provide our enterprise customers with premium network connectivity and services,” said Mr Gavin Tait, Director, Network Planning and Implementation, Asia, for Cable&Wireless Worldwide. “Extending our relationship with Equinix in Hong Kong and Tokyo represents our continued commitment to expanding our next-generation network capabilities to service multinational companies as they expand and grow their businesses in Asia. Platform Equinix also gives us access to a rich ecosystem of customers, which provides us with immediate opportunities to grow, while continuing to optimise our customers’ experience.”
“Our extensive relationship with Cable&Wireless Worldwide is testament to the value of our global platform for enabling network service providers to easily expand their service reach to access new revenue opportunities,” said Andrew Oon, business development director, networks & content, Equinix Asia-Pacific. “Cable&Wireless Worldwide is a valuable addition to our carrier-neutral platform, which offers Equinix customers a broad choice of best-in-class network providers to meet their telecommunications needs.”
About Cable&Wireless Worldwide
Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is a leading global telecoms company providing a wide range of high-quality managed voice, data, hosting and IP-based services and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America. Established in the 1860s, Cable&Wireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000 organisations deliver their goals. The Group’s vision is to be the first choice for mission critical communications.
Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the UK’s largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 864 unbundled exchanges covering 56% of the population.
Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s global next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 425,000km, including interests in 60 global cable systems, enabling connectivity to more than 150 countries. The Group’s IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates at the core of our NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience.
With more than 6,000 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term partnerships with its customers
To find out more, visit www.cw.com.
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. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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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