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TTK Chooses Hibernia Networks for European Network Expansion

Hibernia Networks, a provider of global telecommunications services, announces today TransTeleCom (TTK), which operates a fiber-optic communications network in Russia, is utilizing Hibernia’s EtherReach Global-IX service to augment TransTeleCom’s network connectivity in western Europe.

By leveraging Hibernia’s Global-IX service, TTK can directly connect to European Internet exchanges, including PLIX (Warsaw), NIX.CZ (Prague), Espanix (Madrid), MIX (Milan) and France-IX (Paris) over Hibernia’s Carrier Ethernet network. This augments TTK’s existing robust infrastructure to other exchanges throughout Europe.

TTK operates a fiber-optic network with over 1.6 Tbps in capacity and extending more than 76,000 kilometers throughout Russia, reaching 90% of Russia’s population. Its comprehensive suite of network services includes IP Access, international private lines, virtual Ethernet channels and also IP VPN services, all of which are tailored for carriers, enterprises and service providers.

“Hibernia Networks has a robust network footprint,” comments Mr. Vitaly Kotov, Vice President and Head of the Backbone Unit for TTK. “By using Hibernia’s extensive presence at all of the European exchange points, TTK raises the quality and performance of its Internet services. TTK is already connected to major Internet exchanges in Europe, including LINX (London), DE-CIX (Frankfurt), AMS-IX (Amsterdam) and we plan to expand our presence throughout Europe leveraging Hibernia infrastructure. This is very important for TTK, as we aim to provide the highest-quality services for our global clients. With Hibernia’s solid price/performance ratios, we can expand into additional markets effectively.”

“Because of our state-of-the art network, Hibernia’s services are extremely flexible and scalable, offering clients a multitude of options and combinations,” states Eric Gutshall, Senior Vice President Global Sales for Hibernia Networks. “With our EtherReach Global-IX service, we can easily scale from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps, allowing carriers immediate access to major global Internet exchanges – all across highly optimized routes. These qualities are key for content providers and carriers worldwide. We look forward to working with TTK, as they share our commitment to service excellence for their clients.”

With a next-generation, congestion-free and scalable Carrier Ethernet network, Hibernia’s EtherReach Global-IX product allows customers to connect with Internet exchanges from remote locations without any compromise on the performance. For more information on Hibernia’s global telecommunications services and to view its network map of over 200 Points of Presence, visit www.hibernianetworks.com.

About Hibernia Networks:

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 200 network Points of Presence (PoPs) on over 27,000 kilometers of fiber.

Hibernia Networks serves wholesale, financial and media customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia’s wholesale services provide secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level services, including GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. Hibernia’s financial services unite hundreds of global banks and financial exchanges with low-latency connectivity. Hibernia’s media services are dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting media companies across the globe with over 200 media connection points. Hibernia Networks is owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation and funds managed by Constellation Growth Capital.

About Company TTK:

Company TTK is among the top five Russian telecommunications operators. Its main shareholder is Russian Railways.

TTK operates and maintains one of the largest fiber-optic communication lines in Russia, with a length of more than 76,000 km and a channel capacity of over 1.6 Tbps. The 17 regional centers located in the largest Russian cities offer private and corporate customers throughout the country a wide spectrum of telecommunications services, including communication and data transfer, as well as broadband Internet access based on cutting-edge technology. TTK has over 1.5 million subscribers. TTK is an active player on the global market. The transcontinental TTK backbone, EurasiaHighway, has connections to the communication networks of almost all the neighboring countries, including China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, Finland, the Baltic states and the CIS, and it is the optimal route between Europe and Asia.

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