Fibernet Forms Carrier Club

Fibernet Group announces formation of its "Carrier Xchange Club" (cXc) as membership of its Carrier Ring community reaches 106

August 17, 2004

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BASINGSTOKE, U.K. -- Fibernet Group plc, the bespoke network service provider today announced the official formation of its "Carrier Xchange Club" (cXc) as membership of its Carrier Ring community broke through the 100 mark to reach 106 international carriers.

With over one hundred operators now using Fibernet's London and Frankfurt Carrier Rings - and with combined traffic volumes in excess of 25 billion international voice minutes per annum - Fibernet Carrier Rings are the home of Europe's most vibrant data and voice trading community.

Open only to members of Fibernet's Carrier Ring community and sponsored directly by Fibernet, the cXc meets twice a year. Taking the form of a "trading floor", it's goal is to encourage members to form new business partnerships that will enable them to trade routes for origination and termination of international voice traffic rapidly and more cost effectively.

Mark O'Brien, CEO for 3t telecom, an operator providing routes across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Cuba, said "The cXc is a marvellous opportunity to develop relationships with other operators we might not have otherwise met. We have been a member of Fibernet's London Carrier Ring for the past three years. There is no doubt in my mind that membership of Fibernet's Carrier Rings has moved from "nice to have" to "essential" for any operator needing to keep pace with the rapidly moving market for international minutes. Their 24 hour provisioning promise of circuits between members means we can always source the best deals as they come available as well as giving us a ready made market for our own services. We often get new circuits on the same day we order them!"

Fibernet's Carrier Ring Services provide wholesale purchasers of capacity for interconnect, in London and Frankfurt with a rapidly provisioned, cost competitive service. This exclusive access to routes of 100 international operators means members can benefit from more profitable services by reacting quickly to any market changes, and taking advantage of rapidly changing prices for international termination and IP transit rates.

Nigel Pitcher, Marketing Director, said "Fibernet originated the Carrier Ring concept to provide operators with a means of rapidly capitalising upon pricing changes in the fast moving and extremely competitive international voice minutes market. Our 24 hour provisioning processes are still unrivalled 6 years after we introduced the service, and allow our Carrier Ring members to outpace their non Carrier Ring member competitors. Our low cost circuit rentals are simply icing on the cake. The Carrier Xchange Club is another example of how Fibernet tries to find ways to help its carrier customers win more business through the innovative application of Fibernet's market leading services."

A recent member, Alexander Berté, CEO for Talk comments "Fibernet's Carrier rings enable us to shorten time-to-market and help to improve our profitability. We see that Fibernet's accelerated growth enables carriers small and large to take advantage of a stable and extensive network. We have been able to look at business opportunities in Europe that would normally not be cost effective. With short installation times and premier technical assistance physical interconnects become practical and timely. They are a real benefit in such a tariff-conscious market."

Fibernet Carrier Rings continue to grow. In London, new customers include Smile Telecommunications, T Systems and Talk, all taking advantage of their membership to provide a complete service at preferable cost. The Frankfurt Carrier ring has recently won Czech Telekom and Telecontact as new customers, bringing the total number of members in Frankfurt to 45. In the last six months, membership has grown from 99 to 106, breaking through the previously forecast 100th mark.

Fibernet Group plc

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