17 March 2003 -- Hanover-based European network operator LambdaNet Communications has announced the connection of Geneva in Switzerland to its 22,000km international IP and optical network. The Geneva node is fully operational and is the latest of over 100 cities across Europe that are connected by the LambdaNet network.
The Geneva node has been added in direct response to demand from existing customers, and requests from carriers and service providers looking to route traffic into and out of the city, a major European business centre. The expansion is in line with LambdaNet's policy to only extend the network to cities where there is significant market demand and actual revenue streams.
"Geneva is fast becoming an important hub and junction point for the European telecoms market," said Bernie Smedley, CEO of Luxembourg-based parent company LNG Holdings S.A. "Network packet traffic to the city is soaring and the demand for high quality services is high. LambdaNet will now be carrying much of this traffic over its international optical and IP network not only providing connectivity across Europe, but to the East Coast of America as well."
The addition of Geneva to the LambdaNet pan-European network means that LambdaNet can now provide more of its customers with a comprehensive range of highly secure and flexible telecommunications services, from bandwidth, wavelength and Internet Transit to added-value VPNs.