LCL Telehousing opens bureau in Brussels

19 February 2003 -- Since LCL's take-over of the PoP of Ebone/KPNQwest from the Belgian receiver in September 2002, LCL has been hard at work to reopen the data centre.

Feb 19th, 2003

19 February 2003 -- Since LCL's take-over of the PoP of Ebone/KPNQwest from the Belgian receiver in September 2002, LCL has been hard at work to reopen the data centre.

Ebone's total of EUR4m investments in the building is therefore not lost. It gives telecommunication operators, ICT companies, web housing providers and Internet providers the opportunity to offer their services at low starting costs.

The colocation centre extends over 947sqm of IT spaces and implements advanced security techniques in cooling, power back-up (UPS and generators) and guarding.

The opening coincides with the arrival of several new clients, including a web housing and a web hosting company. New operators Telia and Interoute also rent space. Other companies continue to use the building; these include Belgacom, COLT Telecom and Global Crossing.

LCL intends to set up a "market place" where operators and service providers can interconnect and exchange traffic. Within this scenario, LCL offers IT companies solutions for flexible and scalable outsourcing of data systems and for their security. Connectivity, security and cost savings are the main advantages of colocation for company-critical applications.

As LCL Telehousing is established on top of a large number of trans-European fibre networks, it is possible to connect to the fastest IP services, transatlantic connections, local loops and various voice wholesale networks.

Background
LCL was set up in 1988 and was initially active in telex re-filing. Thereafter the company introduced fax broadcasting services. In 1995 LCL Powerphone was granted a "radio trunking" licence for radio dispatch services and in 1997 an infrastructure licence for the construction of fixed networks.

LCL sold part of the company to COLT Telecom in 1997 and built the Belgian networks for Versatel, KPNQwest and Global Crossing. The founders of LCL set up Eurofiber, the leading dark fibre company in the Benelux.

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