UUNET Tops 1 Million Dial-up Access Ports

UUNET Monday announced a major expansion of its global Internet access infrastructure that includes offering new European Dial Access Network (EuroDAN) services.

In conjunction with the global network expansion, UUNET will introduce a
new set of global dial-up Internet services for businesses under the UUdial
brand name. UUdial VIP (Virtual Internet Provider) plans to provide global
dial access services specifically designed for Internet service providers
in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

“Historically, ISPs have often been limited to a local business model, and
global companies have purchased Internet services based on the needs and
preferences of offices in individual countries and regions,” said Mark
Spagnolo, UUNET’s president and chief executive officer.

“But more and more, we are seeing the
need for a truly global solution, with one provider, one consistent set of
services, and one equal level of service. Our new global UUdial services
will meet this need.”

In order to expand the company’s global dial-up network, UUNET and MCI WorldCom have completed the
development of the European Dial Access Network. EuroDAN provides a
consistent dial-up Internet infrastructure within Europe. Approximately
50,000 additional European modem ports have been installed in 11 European
countries, breaking the 1 million dial-up port watershed for UUNET.

The EuroDAN network will serve Internet access to Belgium, Denmark, France,
Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and
the United Kingdom.
The network will also provide services to AOL Europe customers.

“Internet service provision is a great business opportunity, both for
‘conventional’ ISPs and increasingly also for well known brands that wish
to provide their customers with Internet access,” said Dennis Brouwer, UUNET’s vice president of product marketing and global dial services.

“However,
building and maintaining a state-of-the-art global dial-up network is a
task requiring specialized skills and investment. UUNET has the skills and
investment required – and UUdial VIP enables companies to build their own
Internet business while leveraging UUNET’s expertise.”

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