CompleTel Doubles European Tier One IP Network

[London, ENGLAND] CompleTel Europe N.V. has effectively
doubled the size of its European Tier One IP Network by
deploying an additional 4,068 kilometers of leased fiber
optic network capacity.

The additional capacity completes the international
connections of CompleTel’s networks in France, Germany
and the U.K., while linking its existing metropolitan area
networks in France and Germany.

The expansion comes as the result of two deals signed
by CompleTel with network operators Global Crossing and
KPNQwest.

A leasing contract with Global Crossing gives CompleTel
use of a 2,620 kilometer network loop connecting Berlin,
Essen, Munich, Nuremberg and CompleTel’s peering activities in
Frankfurt. A similar contract with KPNQwest leases
a 1,448 kilometer ring linking Frankfurt, London and Paris.

William H.Pearson, chief executive and president of CompleTel
Europe, said that with the new contracts his company would
be able to increase market presence without needing additional
capital investment.

“The availability of highly competitive pan-European carriers
allows us to significantly reduce costs and improve the quality
and capacity of our end-to-end IP services,” said Pearson.

Founded in 1998 and registered in the Netherlands, CompleTel
Europe is deploying metropolitan fiber-optic networks in 17
markets in France and Germany. Its European Tier One IP network
in France uses 2,263 kilometers of leased fiber optic capacity,
connecting metropolitan area networks in Paris, Lyon, Marseille,
Lille, Grenoble, Toulouse, and Nice.

The new capacity announced this week brings CompleTel’s network
to a total of 7,378 kilometers in Europe.

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