14 November 2005
Equinix to Provide Network Exchange Infrastructure for VoIP Provider Broadband Phone in Australia
Sydney, Australia — November 14, 2005 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that Broadband Phone Pty Limited has selected Equinix to provide colocation and network exchange services from the Equinix Sydney Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centre. As a part of the agreement, BroadBand Phone will utilise Equinix's Sydney hub as the primary network interconnection point for the delivery of their wholesale VoIP services for retail and wholesale customers, including ISPs and service providers.
BroadBand Phone offers a “quick to market” wholesale VoIP solution enabling ISPs and service providers to offer VoIP services to their existing customer bases and to new markets. The company also offers prepaid and postpaid VoIP solutions, A-Z worldwide termination, and Direct In Dial (DID) of Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) phone numbers. In order to support the latency-sensitive service levels needed for VoIP services, BroadBand Phone requires a high-performance and reliable network connectivity infrastructure that minimizes unnecessary “hops” to intermediate carriers when moving VoIP traffic between origin and destination. The Equinix Sydney IBX center provides a unique environment for BroadBand Phone to streamline its network connectivity infrastructure by providing immediate and direct access to an aggregation of leading carriers, ISPs and network services within the same physical location. By reaching these strategic partners in one centralized location, BroadBand Phone can avoid the cost and quality issues associated with reaching these partners in multiple locations and across great distances. The wide diversity of domestic and international service providers operating within the centre also allows BroadBand Phone to exchange VoIP traffic with carriers around the world, and to provide dedicated hosting of IP-PBXs for SME clients.
“Equinix will now become the main interconnection hub for BroadBand Phone to exchange VoIP traffic and peer with other service providers,” said Miranda Wong, Director of BroadBand Phone. “This move will enable BroadBand Phone to enhance our service offerings to ISPs and companies who do not have a VoIP network, such as small businesses that want to host their dedicated IP-PBX within a carrier grade data centre. It also enables us to broaden services for ISPs or companies who run their own VoIP network by offering A-Z wholesale termination via SIP or H323, PRI and/or SIP trunks with DIDs from all major Australian cities at one single point of connection within Equinix's Sydney hub.”
“By operating at Equinix, BroadBand Phone will enjoy a carrier neutral and redundant environment for hosting its VoIP services with immediate proximity to customer and partner networks,” said Doug Oates, Managing Director of Equinix Australia. “BroadBand Phone is one of the first VoIP wholesale providers in Australia, and we expect their participation at Equinix to attract more VoIP service providers into Equinix's Sydney hub."
Equinix is a major neutral co-location player in Sydney with more than 100 customers operating within the Sydney IBX centre.
About BroadBand Phone
Broadband Phone is an Australian company based at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney Australia, a leader in VoIP technology in the region. It has its own POPs (Points of presence) in major centers within Australia, New Zealand and in a number of overseas cities. With a number of Tier One Telco inter-connection arrangements, Broadband Phone offers a range of quick to market VoIP wholesale solutions for ISPs and service providers. Broadband Phone is renowned for its innovation, ability to provide tailor made solution and dedication to service. Details of the companies showcase products can be found at its web sites www.broadbandphone.com.au and www.bbpglobal.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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 acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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 press release.
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