18 March 2003 -- LambdaNet Communications has extended the reach of its pan-European IP network to Washington DC. Direct connectivity to New York has been available since August 2002.
The move follows growth of Internet traffic through LambdaNet's customers in Europe. As a result, the LambdaNet IP network is now directly linked to Equinix, a key Internet Exchange Points (IX) in the US. The LambdaNet network is now providing direct access to the American Internet content.
The extension to Washington is in line with the company's controlled expansion program that is focused purely on profitable routes. LambdaNet has identified a high demand for highly secure and flexible telecommunications services, from bandwidth and Internet Transit to added value VPNs from its customers.
Bernie Smedley, CEO, LNG Holdings S.A., explained: "Direct connectivity to the United States is becoming increasingly important for our customers. For Internet and content service providers to be able to deliver profitable solutions, they need to increase the number of revenue-earning services they provide, but also retain customers."
"It is vital that we consider the OPEX implications of any network expansion. We base these decisions on existing customer demand as well as projected demand based on careful market analysis."