Tiscali Scales Up Investment in North American Wholesale IP Capacity Market

TINet, the world's only carrier dedicated to wholesale IP-MPLS, is mounting an aggressive campaign to further establish itself in the North American wholesale IP Transit market. As part of the campaign, TINet will be ramping up its network infrastructure, its network capacity as well as its sales & marketing organization in the region.

The carrier has already experienced dramatic growth in North America, increasing its network traffic in the region by 300% in the last 12 months. As part of the network infrastructure upgrade, TINet will be deploying Juniper's MX960 platform, a carrier Ethernet platform to scale up its network edge traffic capabilities. TINet is also upgrading its point of presence in Miami to cope with the tremendous growth of Latin American service providers.

In response to growing customer demand, TINet has also increased its investment in its Trans-Pacific capacity between the West Coast of the United States and Hong Kong, to support its North American customers'

Asian-based traffic.

The carrier has a strong track record of achieving its impressive growth targets, becoming Europe's third largest IP network in a period of just five years, overtaking the vast majority of incumbent carriers in the region. TINet has also achieved over 200% growth in traffic every year of its existence whilst developing a sustainable and growing wholesale business.

TINet wholesale IP provides ISPs with reliable connectivity to the Internet within 7 working days and gives content providers direct reach to all major eyeball networks while ensuring protection from dDoS attacks. Unusually for the wholesale market, TINet, guarantees customers proactive management of SLAs, to further prove its commitment to a focused and superior customer support.

Paolo Susnik, Chief Executive Officer, TINet commented: "We expect to become a much more recognized player in the North American IP & MPLS wholesale market over the coming months and years as we increase our focus upon the region. In the North American market as in other markets, our focus on wholesale IP & MPLS has meant that we are faster, hungrier and more customer-focused than our competitors. That is a big part of why leading players around the world have been choosing us to deliver high volume Internet connectivity according to the highest standards of performance."