New 100km backbone extension takes EuroFiber's fiber-optic network to 1,800km and 18 cities in the Benelux region

October 25, 2004

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AMSTERDAM -- In response to demand from some of its largest customers, EuroFiber, the specialised provider of managed dark fiber infrastructure, has extended its dark fiber network by a further 100 km to cover the Amsterdam-Alkmaar-Haarlem-Amsterdam route in the Netherlands. The extension, which brings EuroFiber’s total Benelux network to 1,800 km connecting 18 major cities and 6 metropolitan area networks, has already resulted in contracts with Vodafone, T-Mobile and Tiscali, who will use the fiber to carry their mobile voice and data traffic in the area.

The new dark fiber ring now provides other firms in this region with additional choice and connectivity to the rest of the Netherlands. Until now high bandwidth local organisations like ISPs, ICT businesses, storage providers, and public sector organisations like schools, colleges and hospitals have had no option but to use more expensive leased line services from regular telecom operators.

The EuroFiber customers who have connected to the network will now have effectively unlimited bandwidth for customer traffic with the flexibility to set their own protocols and technologies. EuroFiber currently carries over 50% of the mobile traffic in the Netherlands on its network, serving three of the five mobile service providers in the country. The new contracts on this extension are expected to raise this figure by several percentage points.

“This move shows how we proactively service our mobile carrier customers, integrating their data needs with our overall business strategy,” said Joost Goderie, EuroFiber CEO. “It also opens up major possibilities for data-intensive organisations in the area in both the public and private sectors. Any organisation which uses more than 100 Megabits of capacity and wants connection to the rest of the country can now benefit from higher availability, greater security and increased cost-effectiveness.”


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