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Interoute to support global social media company's European network expansion

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Interoute to supply over 4,000KM of diverse dark fibre routes across 8 countries.

London, 08 May, 2018Interoute, the global cloud and network company, announces today that it has been selected by a global social media networking company to provide over 4,000 kilometres of dark fibre in Europe. This will see Interoute deliver diverse long-haul dark fibre routes in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

Services to consumers and businesses provided by over-the-top (OTT) providers are a key driver for the exponential growth in traffic across Europe. The new fibre routes provided by Interoute will enable the social media networking company to service increasing user demand by adding diversity and resilience to its backbone capacity.

David James, Practice Leader, Wholesale Telecoms commented: “OTTs are accomplished fibre buyers. They only work with carriers who are able to provide diverse, resilient, and cost-effective solutions and services. Interoute has deep network assets across Europe and has a reputation for delivering innovative solutions for both its wholesale and large enterprise customers.”

Jonathan Wright, VP of Commercial Operations at Interoute, commented: "We are proud to be the first choice for OTTs and internet companies to enable their European growth. This is a great endorsement of the technical expertise that underpins our transport and infrastructure services as we continue to innovate across our footprint.”

As the rapid growth in demand for capacity across Europe continues, Interoute is delivering reliable yet versatile solutions to meet customer requirements. Interoute’s pan-European footprint offers a homogenous, predictable service experience, that companies can rely on to enhance their operational capabilities and in turn improve their service offerings to end users.

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About Interoute
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 72,000 route kilometres of fibre, 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 51 colocation centres. Its advanced fibre optic network services international enterprises, global service providers, mobile operators, governments, OTT (over-the-top) and internet service providers, and channel partners. It connects in excess of 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe, America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and network partners across the globe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centres. www.interoute.com

PR contacts for Interoute:
LEWIS
+44 (0)20 7802 2626
interoute@teamlewis.com

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