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Press Release -- June 19th, 2012
Source: Interoute

Interoute named a leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers

Published Date:
19 June, 2012

Broadened portfolio of managed service and strong vision set Interoute apart from its competitors

London, 19 June, 2012 Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, today announced it has been placed in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers report, published April 23, 2012. Within the context of an intensely competitive network services market the Magic Quadrant evaluates suppliers that offer fixed corporate networking services on a Pan-European scale. It additionally looks for those that offer value-added networking services, including, but not limited to, application-fluent networking, managed LANs, hosted or managed IP telephony, unified communications and managed security services.

Gartner analysts and co-authors of the report, Neil Rickard and Katja Rudd, state that leaders are those that have “a full portfolio of voice and data products, coupled with above-average service and support, wide European coverage and competitive pricing. They have a strong vision that includes adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities, which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly”.

Interoute has made significant investment in recent years to develop a first in class Unified Connectivity offering, which provides enterprises with the flexibility to combine Ethernet, MPLS, Internet access and SIP trunks over a wide variety of access options. Interoute was the first European service provider to be certified by Microsoft for Lync Server 2010, SIP trunking.

Gareth Williams, CEO of Interoute, comments: “We are thrilled that Gartner, the market leading analyst house has recognised Interoute as a leader among pan European Service Providers. We deliver services that offer optimal cost, performance and efficiency that’s second to none. We believe our position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is testament to our on-going commitment to support customers with our innovative portfolio of managed services that deliver a cutting edge business advantage.”

Interoute’s innovative enterprise services have attracted a host of high profile customers, including Deutsche Post, SCA, UEFA and Tieto. This continuing growth and development is reflected in Interoute’s strong financial results. In 2011, Interoute’s top-line revenues grew to €366 million for the year, a 24% increase over the same period in 2010, driven by a strong demand for Cloud services, bandwidth and infrastructure.

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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 voicevideo, 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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