SOURCE: TELEHOUSE America

June 30, 2005 14:55 ET

Linx and Global Internetworking Co-Host TELEHOUSE's June BREAKFAST ON BROADWAY Seminar

Address Remote Peering in UK & Europe and Bandwidth Usage Costs

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 30, 2005 -- TELEHOUSE America's highly successful BREAKFAST ON BROADWAY seminar series continues to present issues that matter as it wrapped its sixth session on June 15. Attendees gathered at the BROADWAY Center in New York City's downtown financial and technology district at 25 Broadway. Vanessa Evans of the London Internet Exchange, Ltd. -- LINX -- gave an in-depth presentation on remote peering in the UK and Europe. Andrew Goldsmith of Global Internetworking, Inc. followed with a presentation on bandwidth -- its trends in usage and routing, controlling costs and administering and managing the back office end.

"Remote peering is on the increase. While members using remote peering are a minority, in the last year 30 percent of our new members brought traffic to LINX via remote peering," said LINX's Sales & Marketing Manager, Vanessa Evans. "Around 10 percent of the traffic on LINX's public exchange is from remotely peered members. There was no such traffic three years ago."

The audience learned that LINX is a non-profit organization owned by its 170-plus member companies from the UK, the European continent, the USA, and Asia. LINX offers public and private peering to its members and provides them with high-level security by operating two separate but linked LANs, to which most of its members connect. With approximately 84 Gbs at peak times, it has the world's highest traffic level. With more than half of the world's Internet routes capable of being seen from LINX, it is the number one choice for ISPs bringing traffic into Europe.

Andrew Goldsmith, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy of Global Internetworking, Inc. -- a knowledge-based, facilities-neutral network solutions provider for carriers, service providers, system integrators, government agencies, and enterprise customers -- then talked about state of bandwidth. "The U.S. bandwidth market is at point of transition, with the acquisitions of AT&T and MCI serving as the harbingers of a changing environment," said Goldsmith. "The intense competitive atmosphere from 1996 to 2003 drove price reductions and new technology. Since 2004, bandwidth pricing is still in decline. However, as we see, it is doing so at a slower rate. Incumbents charge 3-5 times that of the newer competitors. Today's key market drivers are market data and expertise coupled with customer solutions designed from these drivers."

He went on to describe that the specific market opportunities fall into buckets. They are helping users "buy smart," diversity and the multiple ways to achieve it, managed Network "best of breed" solutions with more resiliency and much lower total ownership costs, and lastly, a more granular understanding of the traffic running, the applications the customer runs, and the geographic regions they serve.

TELEHOUSE launched the monthly morning seminar series to create a forum that addresses topical industry issues in an informal, non-sales pitch environment. The co-hosts' presentations serve as a catalyst that precipitates out-of-the-box thinking, and an enlightened discussion of issues and new approaches between speakers and attendees, presenting a genuine value-add for all.

About the London Internet Exchange -- LINX

LINX is the world's largest Internet exchange point (IXP). It is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose members include almost all the major UK Internet service providers and content delivery service providers, plus many from the USA, mainland Europe, the Far East and Africa. The LINX infrastructure allows members rapidly and cost-effectively to exchange data between their networks. More than half of the world's Internet routes are accessible from LINX, which currently handles more than 90 per cent of UK Internet traffic. Peak traffic flows at LINX are more than 80 gigabits of data per second. One gigabit is 1,000 million bits of data. While Internet traffic consists of a wide variety of data (such as website downloads and business data), one gigabit is roughly equivalent to 60,000 average e-mail messages. The connection of ISPs' networks at an exchange point such as LINX is known as peering. For more information, go to http://www.linx.net

About Global Internetworking, Inc.

Founded in 1998, Global Internetworking is a knowledge-based, facilities-neutral network solutions provider for carriers, service providers, system integrators, government agencies, and enterprise customers. GII provides solutions built around its customers' requirements, not the constraints of any one telecommunications carrier's physical network or technology. Within the wholesale telecom market, GII helps customers obtain diverse, cost-effective off-net connectivity, from-anywhere to-anywhere in the United States and over 40 overseas markets. Within the enterprise and government sectors, GII specializes in providing diverse, high-capacity solutions for wide area network applications. GII offers all customers a turnkey, single-point-of-contact approach, which allows them to find the most optimal end-to-end solution without having to find, manage and interconnect multiple local and long-haul telecom carriers. For more information, visit http://www.globalinternetworking.com

About TELEHOUSE America

TELEHOUSE is a stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral colocation space and services. Since 1989, they have provided customers with secure, power-protected environments where they can house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Companies from a wide range of industries have chosen to locate their mission critical equipment at one of TELEHOUSE's colocation "meet-me-centers" in New York and California, in order to take advantage of the potential business opportunities that exist from other TELEHOUSE customers. Among the many benefits of colocating with TELEHOUSE is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX). In addition, through close ties to its sister companies in Europe and Asia, TELEHOUSE can provide continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent businesses around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.TELEHOUSE.com or contact us at sales@TELEHOUSE.com

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