Deutsche Telekom Joins the Equinix Ethernet Exchange To Extend Its Customer Reach
FRANKFURT, MUNICH,LONDON—Light Reading Ethernet Expo 2012—April 17, 2012—Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a provider of global data centre 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™ 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 58members 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®) data centres.
To accelerate sales and supplier selection, all members have access to the Equinix Marketplace™, 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.
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.