Carrier1 Starts Fiber Build in Berlin, Munich

[London, ENGLAND] European facilities-based communications provider
Carrier1 International announced
Tuesday the construction of two more fiber optic city rings in
Berlin and Munich.

Carrier1 has already completed 16 kilometers of cable in Munich and 35 in
Berlin, and says the new rings will enable it to connect major data centers,
carriers and access nodes in these two cities to its national German
network.

“The Berlin and Munich city rings further increase the overall utility of
our
German National network while continually reducing costs and improving our
lead time to get to our customers,” said Neil Craven, executive vice
president,
Business Development, at Carrier1.

Craven said the company expected both rings to be completed in the first
half
of 2001.

The German city rings follow projects in the Netherlands and other parts of
Europe.
Recently, Carrier1 announced the start of a 39-kilometer ring in Paris, and
an agreement with for building a 60-kilometer-long, high-capacity fiber city
network in Milan.

Carrier1 plans to build 20 city rings across Europe by the end of 2001, each
of
them connecting major telecom centers and the so-called “IT Mega-Centres”
being
developed in a joint venture with DigiPlex.

Having obtained operational licenses for providing both network solutions
and
value-added services, Carrier1 operates in 12 European countries and
maintains
points-of-presence in 20 cities.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Carrier1 is listed on the Neuer Markt in
Frankfurt
and on the Nasdaq in New York.

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