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GTS joins ancotel ethernet exchange

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GTS Central Europe joins ancotel’s Virtual Ethernet Platform


Warsaw, December 19, 2011 – GTS Central Europe (GTS), a leading telecommunications operator and data center service provider in CEE, has established interconnection with ancotel’s Ethernet Virtual Platform, which will help GTS to gain efficient access to the community of Global Ethernet Partners. International Carriers will have now the additional opportunity to expand their Ethernet connectivity over Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in a simple and effective way.



The ancotels Ethernet Virtual Platform located in Frankfurt operates similar as Ethernet exchange, which enables carriers to reach any other carrier via just a single connection. The Exchange will enable new GTS customers seamless interconnection with GTS Ethernet network, which links now over 13,000 buildings across the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania, with 100 new buildings added each month. Expanding network with this kind of interface makes it possible to carriers to establish desired routes fast, with ease and without any need of large investments.



“Over the last years GTS has vastly invested in its end-to-end homogeneous Ethernet platform across the CEE region. Geographic coverage is a competitive differentiator, and we remain focused on new ways to deliver Ethernet services to sites we cannot reach directly” said Bruce Garrison, VP and Head of International Services. “Our decision to join ancotels Virtual Ethernet Platform follows interconnection with Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange in October this year and complements the existing E-NNI interconnections with our partners.



“The ancotels vmmr.® (virtual meetme room) Ethernet services allows carriers and service providers to act competitively and remain flexible in the fast-growing market for Ethernet services” said K.-J. Orth, Managing Director ancotel. “GTSs participation in the Exchange is highly valuable. It helps meet carriers growing customer demand for high-class Ethernet services throughout Central and Eastern Europe. We look forward to working with GTS”.


GTS is the first and only Central and Eastern European-based provider to offer MEF-9 and MEF-14 certified services, while the companys network engineers, are the first in the region to complete the MEF Professional Certification Program, validating their Carrier Ethernet expertise. Recognized by Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) in Carrier Ethernet Awards as the Regional Service Provider of the Year – EMEA 2011, the company confirms its forefront position with Ethernet Services in the region.



About ancotel

ancotel group, headquartered at Kleyer 90.® in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, operates Europes largest and most important telecommunications and data network node. This gives international carriers and providers a centralised high-performance marketplace for their broadband and communications services. As an independent company, ancotel is the leading provider of services related to carrier neutral colocation, telehousing and interconnection. Founded in 1999, more than 400 carriers are currently joined under ancotels umbrella. ancotels physical and virtual meetme rooms (mmr) connect voice and data providers with each other, and enable them to service their customers. In addition to classic physical cross-connections via fibreglass, coaxial and twisted pair copper cable, ancotel is increasingly focusing on virtual mmr platforms and managed services. Besides its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, ancotel group has locations in London, Hong Kong and New York.





About GTS:

GTS Central Europe is a leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe. GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services. From basic voice and data to complex virtual private networks and managed data center services, GTS assembles the latest technology with its extensive network to provide industry-leading customer solutions. With a rich operating history of nearly 20 years in CEE, the company is committed to providing service excellence and value to its 30,000 government, carrier and business customers. GTS is owned by a consortium of leading international private equity firms with extensive experience in the communications and technology industries. For more information, please visit us at www.gtsce.com.



More information:

Agnieszka Chrzanowska, phone: +48 22 488 8082, mobile phone: +48 695 911 072,

e-mail: agnieszka.chrzanowska@gtsce.com

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