ancotel announced this week that Cable & Wireless Worldwide has selected their Frankfurt, Germany based Kleyer90 data center as one of three landing stations for the developing Europe-Persia Express Gateway (EPEG), a terrestrial fiber system. This is an important international network that will effectively link Western Europe directly to the Gulf Region with more direct and robust connectivity.
At this point, the entire Gulf region is fed by sea-based systems that are light in diverse connectivity, exposing the region to potentially extensive outages when severed. Further, many argue that the economic development of a region and the robustness of the available telecommunications infrastructure are tied together – and no doubt, Global and regional governments agree that there is a direct link. The EPEG design will play a vital role in the future development of the region by bringing reliable connectivity and high-speed. ancotel is joined in a consortium on the project with Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Omani Omantel, Russian Rostelecom, and TIC
When completed in May 2012, it will have an initial capacity of 540 Gbps with design capacity up to 3.2 Tbps. The shortest route is 9,430 km with a round-trip latency between Frankfurt, Germany and Barka, Oman measuring at 91.97 ms. The cable starts in Barka, Sultanate of Oman as a submarine system and continues on a terrestrial path to Western Europe where it will terminate in Frankfurt at ancotel’s interconnection facility. The company serves 400+ customers from 60 countries and its Frankfurt data center represents the largest aggregation network hubs in Europe.
Frankfurt-based ancotel GmbH, Europe’s is the leading network neutral interconnection company, For more information about the EPEG cable system visit www.epegcable.com. To find out more about ancotel’s colocation and massively scalable global interconnection solutions , and the densely connected Kleyer90® flagship facility go to: www.ancotel.com.