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September 21, 2010

AboveNet expands network to key European markets

New network infrastructure includes dynamic optical networks based on Roadm technology

By CBR Staff Writer

AboveNet, a provider of bandwidth connectivity offerings, is expanding its international network to key European market. Customers will be able to connect between the U.S., London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris.

AboveNet said that the expansion provides high bandwidth customers with connectivity between and within top business hubs in the US and Europe.

The company’s expansion specifically targets markets with a high concentration of web-centric businesses, financial services organizations and enterprises with a multinational presence.

The new network infrastructure will include dynamic optical networks based on Roadm technology in each of London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam with an advanced IP/Ethernet router layer to support packet-based services.

These markets will also be interconnected with a scalable European long-haul network with over 3.5Tbps of system capacity as well as transatlantic circuit capacity to the US network.

AboveNet chief executive officer Bill LaPerch said that the expansion of their network across Europe will enable existing and new customers to benefit from the fastest speeds and most secure connections to their business critical data and applications.

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