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17 August 2012, Moscow, Russia: Telecommunication company Macomnet, a Joint Venture of Moscow Metro and Andrew Corporation (USA) has delivered 64 dark fiber pairs to IXcellerate, the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group. Construction at Phase I of IXcellerate’s Moscow 1 Data Center continues to progress, following the completion of a temporary Meet-Me-Room and steel works.

Dark fibers are generally favored for various reasons such as scalability, economics, control and flexibility. A single pair can support as much as 400Gig of lit transport capacity to accommodate future growth. With a dark fiber network, IXcellerate will have a virtually unlimited capacity with dedicated infrastructure to improve reliability and performance.

About IXcellerate

IXcellerate is a data center project founded by Guy Willner (Founder and former CEO of IXEurope), former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom). The project will encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre, carrier neutral data centre in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre campus. The data center will be built over three phases, with the first 1000 square metres planned to be in operation in Q4 2012. IXcellerate is the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See

About Macomnet
Established in 1991, Macomnet is one of the leading telecommunication operators in Russia which constructed its own fiber-optic network in Moscow and an extensive network based on SDH and ATM technologies in Russia and Eastern Europe. For fifteen years the total length of Macomnet network’s fiber-optic cable has exceeded 4050km. See

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