Aicent, Inc. to Establish Network Point-of-Presence in Equinix's Singapore Internet Business Exchange --IBX-- Center
SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2004--
Mobile Data Network Service Provider Deploys Interconnection Hub
in Equinix's Network Rich Environment
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading provider of
network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today
announced that Aicent, Inc., a leading provider of mobile data network
services and solutions for global mobile operators, has deployed a
network point-of-presence within Equinix's Singapore Internet Business
Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) center. This strategic deployment into Equinix's
neutral Internet hub will allow Aicent, Inc. to enhance their
connectivity infrastructure by directly interconnecting with the
aggregation of leading network service providers and other businesses
operating within the Singapore IBX.
Aicent's innovative mobile data services build a bridge between
the IP world and the wireless world, delivering powerful wireless
communications services to mobile operators, Internet service
providers, and enterprise customers. The company operates one of the
world's largest GPRS Roaming Exchange Node (GRX) networks with direct
connections to approximately 30 operators, collectively serving more
than 250 million mobile users. Aicent also has established extensive
peering relationships, providing seamless roaming capabilities to
reach nearly all GPRS/3G operators around the world. In addition to
data roaming, Aicent also operates one of world's first and largest
inter-operator Multimedia Message Service (MMS) exchanges, and
provides mobile messaging delivery and other value added services
across all types of 2.5G/3G mobile networks.
"Aicent is a neutral GPRS Roaming Exchange Node provider and
partnering with Equinix is a natural extension of our infrastructure
as Equinix understands the requirements of telecom operators to
interconnect within a network-neutral environment," said Mr. Chang
Mun-Kein, General Manager of Asia for Aicent. "This agreement will
allow us to further leverage the aggregation of our existing and
future mobile customers by connecting to their networks within
Equinix's Singapore center."
"Aicent has been able to leverage the global GPRS Roaming Exchange
Node (GRX) network in the delivery of their mobile data network
solutions and has found that it can efficiently and cost effectively
interconnect with many of these business partners within Equinix's
Singapore IBX," said Phil Koen, president and head of Asia-Pacific.
"Equinix remains committed to delivering a inter-connection platform
that delivers increasing value in enabling Internet businesses to
interconnect with key business partners within a single, centralized
and neutral environment."
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data
centers and Internet exchange services for enterprises, content
companies, systems integrators and network services providers. Through
the company's 14 Internet Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) centers in
five countries, customers can directly interconnect with every major
global network and ISP for their critical peering, transit and traffic
exchange requirements. These interconnection points facilitate the
highest performance and growth of the Internet by serving as neutral
and open marketplaces for Internet infrastructure services, allowing
customers to expand their businesses while reducing costs.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially
from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements.
Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited
to, the challenges of operating IBX centers and developing, deploying
and delivering Equinix services; competition from existing and new
competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise
obtain funds to repay outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in
business from our key customers and other risks described from time to
time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are
available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any
obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
CONTACT: Equinix Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Charles WH Chow, +(65) 6723-8943
K/F Communications, Inc. for Equinix (U.S.)
David Fonkalsrud, 415-255-6506