AboveNet expands European network reach

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is responding to its multinational corporation (MNC) customer's multi-site needs by enhancing its network presence in four major European markets.

Through this network expansion, which is slated to be completed this year, MNC customers will be get connect into AboveNet's optical, Ethernet and IP-based services and fiber facilities between the U.S., London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris.

"AboveNet's focus on high bandwidth services and strategy of offering their capability in more key markets in a seamless manner will resonate with these target customers," said Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst at Ovum in a release.

Targeting web-centric businesses, financial service companies and multinational enterprise customers, AboveNet has targeted these four markets because they contain a number of private and carrier neutral data centers and are key Internet hub cities. Already connected to over 400 data centers globally, AboveNet will be deliver services directly to over 30 of the largest data centers in these particular markets.

Serving as the foundation of the expansion will be a series of ROADM-based optical networks that incorporate an IP/Ethernet router layer in its London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam network sites. Each of these markets will then be interconnected with a 3.5 Tbps capable European long-haul network in addition to transatlantic circuit capacity to the U.S. network.

For more:
- see the release here

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