Monday, February 21, 2011

Interoute Acquires KPN's Dark Fibre Network in Germany

Interoute Communications has acquired KPN's 3,600 km dark fibre network in Germany linking the main commercial hubs of Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, as well as six additional cities including, Dusseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Kehl. The 3,600 kilometer dark fibre network comprises 2 ducts, 96 fibre pairs and 27 ILAs. As part of the deal, KPN will lease back 4 to 5 fibre pairs from Interoute to support KPN customers in Germany. In addition, Interoute will acquire KPN's existing fibre customers.

The deal adds resiliency, diversity and density to Interoute's existing facilities, which are already among Europe's most advanced and densely connected voice and data network.

Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO, commented, "We are constantly looking at ways to enhance our network, extending its reach and technical prowess. By acquiring a network that takes a different path through Germany, we've not only added an extra layer of network resilience at a pivotal position within Europe, but we've doubled our network size in Germany."

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