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Press Release -- March 21st, 2012
Source: Interoute
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Interoute continues network diversity push with second fibre route into Istanbul’s thriving international business hub

Interoute and Turkcell Superonline join forces to develop Istanbul’s integration with Europe

London, UK – 21 March 2012, Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, has today announced it is working with Turkey’s innovative telecom operator Turkcell Superonline to deliver network diversity in Turkey.  Acting as a gateway between the developing regions of the Middle East and Asia to Europe and the rest of the world, it is essential that the internet connection in Turkey is resilient.

Turkey has become a natural business hub for both local and international organisations, with Turkey’s output 10 per cent higher than before the economic crisis, thanks to external financing and government-backed economic incentives in recent years. Investment in the country’s network infrastructure is essential in order to accommodate this growth and ensure reliable internet connectivity. By connecting to Interoute’s pan-European fibre optic network, Turkcell Superonline can meet demand from the growing economy, and provide local and international businesses with access to high quality voice and data services. The partnership will provide Turkcell Superonline with dedicated bandwidth.

Murat Erkan, CEO of Turkcell Superonline said: “With our ‘Transforming silk road to the fibre road’ vision we’re building a bridge between the Middle East and Europe through Turkey, with our investments adding value to Turkey, CIS and Middle East regions. Interoute has the most advanced and dense network in Europe, providing the flexible and competitive pricing that will help us to achieve our goal of bringing high-speed, next generation network access to these regions. In addition, we are also involved in the Regional Cable Network Project, designed to develop the terrestrial network in the Middle East.”

Renzo Ravaglia, EVP Service Provider, Interoute said: “Due to its unique position, Turkey has become a natural business hub in Europe. Although we are seeing an increase in demand for business internet services, there has been little to date in way of network diversity. We are delighted to partner with Turkcell Superonline, a company that has demonstrated innovation in the Turkish telecoms market to introduce network diversity to this hub. It is essential that Turkey’s network is protected and fortified for future European business demands.”

About Turkcell Superonline

Turkey’s innovative telecom operator Turkcell Superonline is a fully-owned Turkcell Group company. Turkcell Superonline continually invests in new generation fiber optic infrastructures in the advancement of its own. Turkcell Superonline offers ultra-wide broadband services to its residential and corporate customers through its own nation-wide deployed fiber network. The company also provides a full portfolio of wholesale and corporate services such as point-to-point circuits, virtual private networks, datacenter, hosting, security and back-up services. The Company is the first and only telecom operator to provide 1,000 Mbps internet to residentials. Turkcell Superonline is reaching all neighboring countries via its own 30.000kms fiber network, walking towards the vision of “Turning Silkroad into Fiber Road”.

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. www.interoute.com

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