Cable & Wireless Picks Ancotel, Hooks Up IPC

March 15th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

M&A rumors aside, cw is still on the move throughout its footprint.

Today’s news item is again about the Europe-Persia Express Gateway, or EPEG. Last week we learned that Infinera would be supplying the gear for C&W’s leg of this new and potentially disruptive terrestrial link to the Middle East. Today it was revealed that the new system would terminate at the key Kleyer90 facility of ancotel in Frankfurt, where it will take advantage of ancotel’s carrier-neutral interconnection facilities to reach the rest of Europe. EPEG is scheduled to go on line in a couple of months, and will pass through Poland, the Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Iran on the way to Oman.  There will be two other endpoints in Germany as well.

And yesterday, C&W announced a new contract with financial networking specialist IPC. They will be hooking up IPC’s clients in the developed world with markets in the far east such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singa pore. IPC serves investment banks, hedge funds, and the like with low latency solutions, something that C&W’s international network has specialized in delivering.

Both of these highlight some of the key assets that could be up for grabs right now if Vodafone, Tata Communications, or other potential bidders decide to follow through.

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