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Press Release -- May 9th, 2012
Source: AboveNet, Ancotel GmbH

ancotel’s vmmr.(R) Platform Selected by AboveNet for Ethernet Expansion

The Interconnection Company Provides Seamless Ethernet Connectivity Solutions to Global Network Providers

FRANKFURT, GERMANY and NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire -05/09/12)- Frankfurt-based ancotel GmbH, Europe’s leading carrier neutral interconnection company, announces thatAboveNet, Inc. (ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity, has selected Kleyer90.® ancotel’s Frankfurt, Germany data center for its European expansion.

Kleyer90.® is Europe’s largest and most interconnected data center facility. With access to more than 430 service providers representing over 63 countries, AboveNet gains access to ancotel’s global marketplace that serves all types of carriers and providers including VoIP providers, broadband providers, hosting companies, content delivery networks, cloud networking companies and enterprises. AboveNet is known for its high availability optical network. Its Carrier Ethernet solutions offered at speeds from 100meg to 10gig support bandwidth intensive applications that require high performance, low latency connectivity.

“Frankfurt is not only a European financial hub, but with ancotel’s highly interconnected data center facility, it is the premier network gateway between Western and Eastern Europe,” said Brett Johnson, vice president, Business Development for AboveNet Europe.

“With the combination of Germany’s strict data protection laws, its open regulatory environment and our Kleyer90.® interconnection facility, Frankfurt continues to be a key hub for carriers, service providers, cloud solution companies and enterprises to expand their networks and businesses globally,” adds Frank Orlowski, vice president, ancotel GmbH.

Nearly 75% of the traffic in and out of ancotel’s Frankfurt data center is routed to destinations outside of Germany. By providing a highly interconnected hub, ancotel is focused on delivering highly reliable infrastructure solutions to ensure access to global network end-points.

“Today’s economy relies on stable and affordable connectivity. Finally there’s one facility where carriers, ISPs and enterprise, cloud computing players can meet and use the same underlying Ethernet technology. Our intelligent and robust Carrier Ethernet platform vmmr.® helps all market participants to facilitate first-class Ethernet interconnection. We are proud to serve AboveNet with our vmmr.® Ethernet solution since their network brings value to our platform,” Orlowski added.

For more information about ancotel’s colocation and global interconnection solutions, go

About ancotel

ancotel GmbH is Europe’s leading network neutral interconnection company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ancotel provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in its densely connected Kleyer90.® flagship facility.

Founded in 1999, more than 430 companies from 60+ countries are currently using ancotel to expand their business and exchange data and voice traffic — efficiently and securely. All types of Carriers & Providers including incumbents, VOIP providers, broadband providers, content delivery networks, and web hosters use ancotel to improve their network performance and to lower their costs. ancotel operates 50,000+ cross connects which customers use for voice and data interconnection (Ex. IP-Transit, Peering, TDM Voice and VOIP, VPN). In addition to classic physical cross-connections via fibreglass, coaxial and twisted pair copper cable, ancotel is increasingly focusing on virtual meet me room (vmmr.®) platforms and managed services.

ancotel’s 430 satisfied customers include: 1&1, A1 Telekom Austria, AboveNet, AT&T, Belgacom, BT, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, euNetwork, GTS, iBasis, KDDI Corporation, KPN, Level 3, NTT, RETN, Swisscom, Tata Communication, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, TeliaSonera, Türk Telekom, Verizon, and Vodafone.

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

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