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MASTERTEL establishes a Point of Presence in IXcellerate’s Moscow Data Centre, by constructing 264 optical fibres

IXcellerate, Moscow premier carrier neutral data centre and a member of IDC-G (International Data Centre Group), announces today that MASTERTEL has established a PoP in IXcellerate’s Moscow One Data Centre and constructed 264 fibres into IXcellerate’s premises. Clients can now benefit from Mastertel’s extensive fibre network across Moscow and St. Petersburg.

IXcellerate began operations of Phase One, in December 2012, on their 15,000m² datacenter campus in North Moscow. Additional Phases will be constructed over the coming years, culminating with over 5,000m² of space for IT equipment. Demand for carrier neutral data centres that are built and operated to Western European standards, is growing in Moscow. Having multiple carriers operating in one environment provides customers with redundancy and the flexibility to choose which provider they use.

Aleksandr Surjik, Head of chain development department in MASTERTEL, comments on our partnership, “The new Data Centre will be advertised and recommended to our customers. Mastertel’s presence in almost all the commercial data centers in Moscow, and high connectivity of our network allows your and our clients to reallocate resources flexibly between data centers with minimal losses. The fact that we are leading a 264-fiber cable to you says about our intentions for long-term relationship.”

“As one of the largest fibre providers in Moscow and its surrounding area, Mastertel’s presence in IXcellerate’s data centre will provide our clients with an additional option for connectivity. This announcement is one more step towards making IXcellerate the most well-connected data centre in Moscow,” said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.

About IXcellerate

IXcellerate is a data centre project founded by Guy Willner (Founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom). The project will encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre, carrier neutral data centre in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre campus. The data centre will be built over three phases, with the first 1,000 square metres currently under operation. IXcellerate is the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See www.ixcellerate.com or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.

About Mastertel

With more than 10 years’ experience in the industry, Mastertel is one of the largest Telecommunications Providers in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Company offers a full range of services: from the building of communications lines to the provision of New Generation connection services. Our target is to provide reliable connection to all commercial buildings in both Capitals. Master-Connect’s unique infrastructure is based on optical fiber and covers more than 1,000 buildings in Moscow and its suburbs. Hundreds of connection service providers use Master-Connect’s connection hubs for building their own networks.

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