14 February 2006
Equinix to Provide Network Exchange Infrastructure for Pacific Teleports in Australia
Sydney, Australia — February 14, 2006 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that Pacific Teleports Pty Limited has selected Equinix to provide co-location and network exchange services from the Equinix Sydney Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centre. As part of the agreement, Pacific Teleports will utilise Equinix's Sydney hub as a network interconnection point for the delivery of their wholesale voice and broadband services to customers in the South Pacific region.
Pacific Teleports delivers high quality, fully customised telecommunications and teleport solutions to the Pacific region. The company focuses on custom solutions to match specific telecommunications requirements, from point to point links through to fully managed networks.
“Our focus is on satellite telecommunications and broadcast services specifically in the Asia Pacific region, and our new Point of Presence (POP) in Equinix's Sydney centre will enable us to interconnect with an aggregation of our strategic partners,” said Andrew Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, Pacific Teleports. ”This arrangement will give us greater resiliency in our network.”
The Equinix Sydney IBX center provides a unique environment for Pacific Teleports 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. The wide diversity of domestic and international service providers operating within the centre will also allow Pacific Teleports to exchange VoIP traffic with carriers around the world.
“Equinix will enhance our ability to exchange voice traffic and peer with other service providers,” said Taylor. “This enables Pacific Teleports to enhance our service offerings to carriers who do not have a VoIP network, or require teleport facilities.”
“By operating at Equinix, Pacific Teleports will enjoy immediate proximity to partner networks in a carrier neutral and redundant environment thus boosting its IP and VoIP services,” said Doug Oates, Managing Director of Equinix Australia. “Pacific Teleports is an important voice and wholesale IP services provider and builds on the number of IP services providers that are making their home in 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 Pacific Teleports
Pacific Teleports deliver high quality, fully customised telecommunications and teleport solutions to the Pacific region. The company focuses on custom solutions to match a specific telecommunications requirement, from point to point links through to fully managed networks.
With its head office located in Sydney, Australia and its regional office is in Noumea, New Caledonia, the company already provides services throughout the Pacific region including the territories of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Nauru and New Zealand.
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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