FIRST DATACENTRE TO LINK WITH T50 DELIVERS LOW COST MARKET ENTRY, ALTERNATIVE TO LOCAL LOOP AND ALMOST INFINITE BROADBAND
Dublin, 1 August, 2001 – CityReach International, the leading Pan European provider of infrastructure and managed services for the business Internet, today announced its partnership with Broad Band Communications, the first carrier neutral company to provide a unique Telecommunications infrastructure solution in Ireland. This partnership will provide companies with resilient connectivity to all the major Business Parks in Dublin (via the T50 metro ring) from CityReach’s secure data centre in Clonshaugh Industrial Estate from August 1.
Telcos, ISPs, ASPs, Systems integrators and large Corporate’s can now avail of a Carrier neutral Dublin Metropolitan Network via CityReach’s Hosting facility. These companies will be in a position to access a readily available network, meaning decreased time to market and better financial returns. CityReach International is the first datacentre in the country to be in a position to offer this level of connectivity to it’s customers.
Speaking about the partnership with Broad Band Communications, John McLoughlin, general manager of CityReach International in Dublin said, “We are in the privileged position to be the first datacentre in Ireland to offer this access to connectivity. Our partnership with Broad Band Communications means that we can provide almost infinite broadband capacity from our secure, managed facility; giving our customers access to the Dublin region and the sub sea cables which facilitate international access.”
He continued, “ We are currently talking to a number of national and international customers who value this as a fast alternative route to market, where business plans are not held up by the delays that can be experienced while rolling out local networks."
Commenting on Broad Band Communications infrastructure delivery and its new Partnership with CityReach International, Brendan McCann managing director said, “Common target market and ‘Carrier Neutral’ position are what will make this partnership and market proposition work. We are now in a position to provide a market leading, managed solution for businesses to gain low cost, secure broadband access to the Irish market.”
“The T50 is an important strategic infrastructure development for the country as it provides an alternative quick and easy ‘almost infinite’ broadband access to both local and international businesses,” he continued.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the U.S., CityReach International (CRI) is setting the standard for the infrastructure and managed services that form the foundation for the Business Internet. The company is building a pan-European managed infrastructure platform with eight high-quality, secure data centres already operational. The CityReach International team has unrivalled industry experience in the areas of secure, reliable data centres, corporate application development environments, customer care and service delivery. The company is investing over €389m in its products and services deployment plan with backing from leading venture capitalists including Investcorp, Battery Ventures, JPMorgan Partners, M/C Venture Partners, Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and Vulcan Ventures.
For further information on CityReach International visit http://www.city-reach.com
About Broadband Communiations
Headquartered in Dublin, Broadband Communications Ltd is the first carrier neutral company to provide a unique Telecommunications infrastructure solution in Ireland. The company provides access to almost infinite bandwidth capacity within Ireland and is also connected to the all the international sub-sea cables. Broadband Communications has invested £20M to date on its Dublin infrastructure build and are continuing to investment up to £50M when it’s current plans are complete. This investment and network provides access to all of the core business opportunities in the Dublin marketplace. Broadband Communications provides off the shelf accessability to network infrastructure and communications solutions, enabling large corporates, ASP's, ISP's and Telecom operators to provide both access and resilience networks for their customer base without the problems and the major costs normally associated with construction, council permissions and traffic disruption. Broadband Communications is leading the way in creating cost effective network solutions to the general telecommunications market and further enabling Irelands’ need for competitive broadband access.
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