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ancotel Awarded Best Data Centre Change and Innovation Provider at the 5th Annual Data Centre Europe Award Ceremony

Organized by BroadGroup, an Independent Panel of Judges Selected Winners Across a Number of Categories

FRANKFURT, GERMANY and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- Frankfurt-based ancotel GmbH, Europe's leading carrier neutral interconnection company, announces it has been honored at the 5th Annual Data Centre Europe Award Ceremony as the best Data Centre Change and Innovation Company. The Data Centre awards, dubbed the 'Oscars' of the data centre industry, is organized by BroadGroup, a leading global consulting practice that focuses on market, financial and investment analysis for data centres, carrier wholesale strategy, IT Infrastructure, and TMT finance and Investment.

An independent panel of expert judges representing the UK, Netherlands, France, and Germany reviewed a record number of submissions for this year's coveted Awards. Additionally, for the first time BroadGroup extended the Data Centre award categories to include cloud infrastructure services and awarded 11 companies during its annual celebration.

"As the winner of the 2012 Data Centre Change and Innovation award, ancotel is proud to be recognized for its winning combination of colocation and interconnection services housed within our Kleyer90.® flagship facility in Frankfurt," comments Frank Orlowski, vice president, ancotel GmbH. "As a leading colocation and interconnection company in Europe, we continue to innovate new products and solutions including the vmmr.® Ethernet platform which provides interconnection of both traditional Ethernet and new Carrier Ethernet networks."

The award ceremony took place on June 13th during a dinner held at Merchant Taylors Hall in London. Other global data centre and cloud providers contending for awards included Claranet, eBay, interxion, Limelight, Savvis, SunGard, TelecityGroup, and many more.

For additional information about ancotel's colocation and global interconnection solutions, go to

About ancotel

ancotel GmbH is Europe's leading network neutral interconnection company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ancotel provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in its densely connected Kleyer90.® flagship facility.

Founded in 1999, more than 430 companies from 60+ countries are currently using ancotel to expand their business and exchange data and voice traffic -- efficiently and securely. All types of Carriers & Providers including incumbents, VOIP providers, broadband providers, content delivery networks, and web hosters use ancotel to improve their network performance and to lower their costs. ancotel operates 50,000+ cross connects which customers use for voice and data interconnection (Ex. IP-Transit, Peering, TDM Voice and VOIP, VPN). In addition to classic physical cross-connections via fibreglass, coaxial and twisted pair copper cable, ancotel is increasingly focusing on virtual meet me room (vmmr.®) platforms and managed services.

ancotel's 430 satisfied customers include: 1&1, A1 Telekom Austria, AboveNet, AT&T, Belgacom, BT, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, euNetwork, GTS, iBasis, KDDI Corporation, KPN, Level 3, NTT, RETN, Swisscom, Tata Communication, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, TeliaSonera, Türk Telekom, Verizon, and Vodafone.

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