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Hewlett-Packard's European network moves onto the KPNQwest ATM network with links to the USA and Asia
January 31, 2002
HOOFDDORP, The Netherlands -- In a significant global corporate networking agreement KPNQwest, the leading pan-European data communications and hosting company, today announced a migration of Hewlett-Packard Company's European network onto the KPNQwest ATM network with links to the USA and Asia. The multi-million three-year contract with KPNQwest's integrated IP services and EuroRings* infrastructure covers the connection of a large number of ATM sites, as well as the provision of IP Transit services. The ATM network will incorporate sites on KPNQwest's 50-city macro-capacity EuroRings network backbone. As well as the EuroRings connections, KPNQwest will also connect more distant sites via guaranteed Quality of Service connections. All connections will be made at 155 Mbit/s with virtually unlimited scalability. The network will cover Germany, the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordics, the Baltics and parts of Eastern Europe. "KPNQwest perfectly complements the services available from HP Operation. Their capacity and coverage ensures an 'always-on Internet infrastructure' with the flexibility to enable HP Operation to answer even more quickly to our customers most demanding needs." said Simon Newlyn, Network Operation Manager of Hewlett-Packard. KPNQwest NV Hewlett-Packard Co.
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