LambdaNet extends network by five metro centres

11 August 2003 Hanover Germany Lightwave Europe -- LambdaNet Communications has extended its German backbone and IP network, connecting Aachen, Bonn, Düren, Gütersloh and Ingolstadt, taking the number of cities linked in Germany to 28.

11 August 2003 Hanover Germany Lightwave Europe -- LambdaNet Communications has extended its German backbone and IP network. Connecting Aachen, Bonn, Düren, Gütersloh and Ingolstadt takes the number of cities linked in Germany to 28.
The company's European network now connects 72 cities in 12 countries and stretches to the East Coast of the USA.

The addition of the five cities is in line with LambdaNet's policy only to extend its network in response to significant market demand and therefore revenue opportunities. LambdaNet has identified increased demand for highly secure and flexible telecommunications services from its customers looking to route traffic to these second and third tier cities.

"It is vital that we carefully consider the CAPEX implications of any network increase. We made the decision to expand our German network based on both existing customer demand and projected demand resulting from detailed market analysis," explained Björn Claa�en, board member at LambdaNet Communications Deutschland AG.

"The additional cities that we have just connected in Germany were previously underserviced by alternative network operators. Our expansion means we now offer an outstanding alternative for demanding data communications customers."

LNG Holdings S.A. has its headquarters in Luxembourg. The company - including its LambdaNet Group - employs approximately 220 people in Europe, with the majority of employees in Germany, France and Spain.

Connecting more than 70 cities and 50 European data centres in 13 countries, LambdaNet's 16,000-km fibre and IP network is one of the most powerful and closely woven networks in Europe, servicing around 300 customers.

The company's European customer base is stable, serving a broad range of telecommunications operators (telcos, voice/access, mobile, ISP, ASP and CATV) including Vodafone D2, Cable & Wireless and Telia within Europe and into the East Coast of the USA.

LambdaNet also operates Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in fifteen European centres of business � London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasburg, Lyon, Madrid, Vienna, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich and Hamburg.

The comapny offers traditional transport services (wavelength, bandwidth and collocation services) and delivers higher value services that include advanced IP transport (IP Transit, Virtual Private Networks).

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