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Viatel And Virtual1 Announce Partnership For Solutions To The Irish Market

Viatel and Virtual1 today announce a partnership between the two companies that enables Virtual1 to access Viatel connectivity solutions across Ireland.

This new collaboration builds on a long established relationship between the two companies and offers an exciting proposition to Virtual1 and its partners.

Partners can take advantage of high bandwidth connectivity solutions across Ireland including wavelengths and Ethernet up to 10G. The Viatel infrastructure provides a deep network in Ireland with EFM, LLU, fibre and radio access types, enabling the company to connect across Ireland cost effectively, even into remote areas.

The Viatel network spans over 8,500km which connects 35 European cities, over 120 data centres, and Europe's leading Internet Exchanges. The Viatel network is uniquely positioned in the market with the majority of the network infrastructure being wholly owned, this ensures Viatel a great deal of control over lead-times and costs compared to other players in the market.

Colm Piercy, CEO, Viatel said: "We are pleased to welcome Virtual1 as a wholesale Partner and this relationship will help enable us to bring key business hubs closer together. We look forward to a successful future with Virtual1."

Virtual1 Managing Director, Tom O'Hagan said: "This partnership with Viatel is critical to enabling us to develop and expand our business in one of our target regions. It will enhance the service that we can provide to our existing partners, and open up opportunities to develop new partnerships to sell across Ireland. Our partners expect us to continue to develop our services and this arrangement with Viatel shows that we mean to meet those expectations".

About Virtual1
Award winning Virtual1, one of the UK's fastest growing telecommunications companies, is a network operator that specialises in delivering bespoke connectivity and cloud solutions exclusively to the wholesale marketplace. Key offerings cover MPLS, VPLS and internet solutions that guarantee fast connection at any time.

With extensive infrastructure, Virtual1 owns and operates its own network providing a state-of-the-art, fully redundant core network built using best of breed Juniper hardware and resilient dark fibre. With network interconnects with every major UK carrier we can offer extensive coverage within the UK. On-net hosting is provided through Tier 3 datacentres based in Docklands and Heathrow that are directly and diversely interconnected with the Virtual1 network on our own fibre.

Established since 2007 the company has experienced growth of over 200% in the last 5 years which is expected to continue through 2014/15.

For further information about how Virtual1 can help you grow your business please contact [email protected] - 0844 884 0800

About Viatel
Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, provides Connectivity and ICT solutions tailored specifically for larger enterprise, public sector, wholesale and carrier customers across Europe.

Viatel leverages an extensive portfolio of leading voice, cloud, managed services and data solutions with its wholly owned European fibre and data centre infrastructure. Its advanced fibre optic backbone network connects 8 countries, 35 main cities, over 120 European data centres, and has metro fibre reach into the major carrier houses, data centres and the main Internet Exchanges.

With data centres in Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels, Viatel also owns over 8,500km of fibre network infrastructure which it has equipped with high capacity optical DWDM technology and multi service platforms. Viatel is a preferred connectivity partner of London Stock Exchange, and is directly connected to the largest content distribution networks, public cloud platforms, and internet companies globally. Information about Viatel can be found at www.viatel.com. For further information please contact [email protected]

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