Europe's largest telecommunications company's wholesale arm ICSS
gains access to thousands of potential customers, brings millions of
international and German locations on-net
FRANKFURT, Germany & MUNICH & LONDON, Apr 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Equinix,
Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today
announced that Deutsche
Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the
wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, has joined the Equinix
Ethernet Exchange in order to better serve the increasing demand for
Ethernet traffic. Deutsche Telekom has now automatic access to Platform
Equinix(TM) and a 4,000-strong global ecosystem of networks,
enterprises, cloud and content service providers. This agreement also
expands the depth and reach of carrier Ethernet services available
through the Equinix Ethernet Exchange to connect to millions of
locations within Deutsche Telekom's strong on-net coverage in Western,
Central and Eastern Europe (including Germany).
Launched in 2010, the Equinix Ethernet Exchange now has more than 58
members providing access to many millions of service locations in
approximately 100 countries. It enables service providers, cloud and
SaaS providers and their customers to build elastic end-to-end SLA-based
services across a global Layer 2 Ethernet footprint, with faster
provisioning time and scalable bandwidth. It also provides revenue
opportunities via direct interconnectivity with a global ecosystem of
partners and customers, including 690 network service providers, all
securely co-located in Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX(R))
To accelerate sales and supplier selection, all members have access to
Marketplace(TM), a user-friendly online portal where they can advertise
their services and where prospective Ethernet partners and customers can
search for suppliers by relevant geography and more.
"With our extensive Ethernet portfolio we are well positioned to cope
with the drastically increasing Ethernet demand of the industry.
Connecting to Equinix's Ethernet Exchange provides us with an innovative
platform that extends our and our customers' reach at affordable cost,"
said Holger Magnussen, senior vice president, International Carrier
Sales & Solutions at Deutsche Telekom. "With our dense coverage of
Ethernet services, we can now serve a mature ecosystem of prospects with
pre-tested marketing and sales channels in the shape of the Equinix
Marketplace, through this Exchange."
"The participation of Deutsche Telekom is a major milestone for our
Ethernet Exchange," said Dick Theunissen, chief marketing officer for
Equinix in EMEA. "As the largest telecommunications business in Europe
they add greater diversity and reach for Ethernet end-users and at the
same time generate new partnership and revenue opportunities within the
global Equinix Marketplace."
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About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated
telecommunications companies with over 129 million mobile customers, 34
million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines
(as of December 31, 2011). The Group provides products and services for
the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for
consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate
customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has
over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR
58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - more than half of it outside
Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), an integral part of
Deutsche Telekom's International Businesses unit within the Europe
organization, is the global communications enabler of the Deutsche
Telekom Group and more than 700 external customers worldwide. As one of
the largest carriers in the world, ICSS provides global voice
communication, Internet connectivity to millions of eyeballs, and global
roaming and messaging on next generation platforms, as well as smart
content distribution, media exchange, and virtual carrier solutions. The
international customers of ICSS experience seamless service
provisioning, including global reach, and the highest quality. The
variety of solutions provided by ICSS is based on an expanding
ultramodern infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom's international network.
For further information, see www.telekom-icss.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX) connects businesses with partners and
customers around the world through a global platform of high performance
data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of
networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud,
digital content and financial companies including more than 690 network
service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve
application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix
operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and
Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power
customer growth. http://www.equinix.com.
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risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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Camille Pomey, +44-(0)20-8846-0789 (EMEA)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions
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