AboveNet subsidiary AboveNet Communications UK launches the first phase of its new Ethernet network, Metro-Ethernet

October 25, 2004

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LONDON -- AboveNet Communications UK Ltd, a subsidiary of AboveNet Inc., a premier metro network access provider for businesses, today launched the first phase of its new Ethernet network, Metro-Ethernet. AboveNet's Metro-Ethernet product combines its extensive London fibre with the versatility of Ethernet technology to create a network that connects multiple sites in and around the city. The product is designed for both the Enterprise and Carrier markets, and will enable customers to connect into this network via a number of neutral datacentres.

The London Datacentres introduced in Phase One of AboveNet's Metro-Ethernet deployment include amongst others: Cityfringe, Global Switch 1 & 2, IBM's-Sampson House, Interxion, and IXEurope's City & West London facilities, Redbus Interhouse's Harbour Exchange & Sovereign House, TeleCity's Harbour Exchange and Bonnington House facilities, Telehouse East and Telehouse North. Future phases of Metro-Ethernet's launch will see a similar number of new London sites planned for connectivity by the end of 2004. Customers will benefit from connecting into this network at these locations via dedicated Ethernet ports and, for a small monthly fee, will be able to transfer their business data across AboveNet's private, switched Ethernet network to as many locations as they have connectivity.

Brett Johnson, AboveNet's sales director said, "Our aim is to build our London Metro-Ethernet network into more carrier neutral datacentres than any other Metro-Ethernet provider. We have one major advantage, and are extremely fortunate that we own and manage all of our metropolitan ducts and fibre; we therefore have not relied on any other network provider to supply us with connectivity in order to build this solution. Our target is to connect every major datacentre in London and make AboveNet's optical solutions available to any business committed to transporting its business data on a secure and highly scaleable network."

AboveNet Inc.

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