SOURCE: Tinet

Tinet

September 27, 2011 08:00 ET

IP Networks Selects Tinet to Help Leverage Its Market Assets to Worldwide Carrier Partners

Ethernet-Over-Fiber Solutions Provider to Utilize Tinet's EtherCloud(SM) Service; Tinet Gains Access to Diverse Fiber for Its Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MILAN, ITALY--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - IP Networks, Inc., (IPN) a highly scalable Ethernet-Over-Fiber solutions provider, announces today its selection of Tinet, a Neutral Tandem company (NASDAQ: TNDM) and a global carrier focused on the IP and Ethernet wholesale markets, to strategically market its network assets to the company's worldwide carrier partners. IP Networks will utilize Tinet's EtherCloud(SM) service in order to offer its customer base cost effective Ethernet services outside its footprint of 50-plus carrier partners without the need to set up External Network to Network Interfaces (E-NNIs) with each provider.

"Tinet, a leading global carrier and industry pioneer, is an ideal choice for IP Networks and for our customers' network assets, particularly now that we gain access to Tinet's groundbreaking EtherCloud service," states Mark Brown, Director of Sales for IP Networks. "IP Networks operates the largest legacy-free, Ethernet access network in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley regions connecting enterprise buildings and data centers. With EtherCloud, IP Networks can now quickly and efficiently source, price, and order services through the dedicated EtherCloud portal, and actively monitor connectivity of the circuit, among other advantages."

EtherCloud is a Layer 2 platform connecting diverse partner networks into a seamless Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end connectivity around the world. EtherCloud relies on Tinet's global MPLS backbone as a distributed switched network. It is currently available at 120 Points of Presence (PoPs) in four continents, to interconnect partners' networks through standardized E-NNIs.

"We are pleased to be working with IP Networks, a robust, all-fiber partner in the high-tech region of the San Francisco Bay Area," continues Paolo Gambini, Chief Marketing Officer of Tinet. "IP Networks' diverse access to fiber facilities is unique; the company is able to utilize existing electric utility infrastructure and position itself as physically independent of other carrier access points. Additionally EtherCloud offers IP Networks access to multiple new routes from other providers. In turn, this provides a benefit to Tinet by allowing us to offer our EtherCloud partners this redundant and diverse access."

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding Neutral Tandem's strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "may," "will," "would," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks associated with our ability to successfully develop and market EtherCloud services, including but not limited to identifying, obtaining, operating and maintaining attractive network switch sites, equipment, software and business support systems, such as our EtherCloud web portal; our inability to interconnect with third parties or obtain necessary third party rights or permits on a timely basis, if at all; cost estimation errors or overruns; material delays or shortages; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control and all of which could delay or negatively affect our ability to offer EtherCloud services; and other important factors included in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2010 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

About IP Networks, Inc.
IP Networks, Inc. (IPN) is a pioneer in providing highly-scalable Ethernet-Over-Fiber solutions to wireless operators, enterprises and service providers. IPN installs fiber optic networks in utility infrastructure leading to fast time-to-market installations, higher reliability, and guaranteed Service Level Agreements. IPN currently operates the largest legacy-free Ethernet access network in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley regions of California connecting enterprise buildings and data centers.

For more information on IP Networks, visit www.ipnetworksinc.com.

About Tinet
Tinet, a Neutral Tandem company, is a global carrier focused on the IP and Ethernet wholesale markets. With network presence and customers in EMEA, Americas and APAC, Tinet provides global IP Transit and Ethernet connectivity to carriers, service providers and content providers worldwide, within 7 working days (when on-net). Tinet's newest service, EtherCloud(SM), is a Layer 2 platform connecting diverse partner networks into a holistic Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end Ethernet and VPLS connectivity around the world.

Tinet provides customers with proactive management of SLAs and protection from dDoS attacks. Established in 2002, Tinet's unique business model, based on focus and simplicity, assures the delivery of the highest standard of service. Tinet has grown to become one of the top 5 global IPv4 backbones and has a leading IPv6 worldwide network.

For more information on Tinet, please visit www.tinet.net.

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