AboveNet uses ancotel to expand its European Ethernet footprint

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT), which is in the process of being acquired by Zayo, is enhancing its European Ethernet network presence by establishing a connection into ancotel's Kleyer90 data-center facility.

Focused on serving international wholesale customers, the agreement with ancotel enables the White Plains, N.Y.-based provider and its customers to get access to over 440 service providers in over 63 countries.

It can now extend its 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps Ethernet service to a wide host of VoIP providers, broadband providers, hosting companies, content delivery networks, cloud networking companies and enterprises. 

This agreement with ancotel does two things for AboveNet.

Not only is Frankfurt a major European financial hub, which AboveNet itself can target with its set of low latency network services, but it can also use ancotel's data center to provide its customers a gateway between Western and Eastern Europe.

An estimated 75 percent of the traffic that comes in and out of ancotel's data center is routed to locations outside of Germany, a key consideration for other carriers and multi-site enterprises that are trying to expand their respective European presence.

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