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19 November 2013, London, UK & Moscow, Russia: IXcellerate, Moscow’s premier carrier neutral datacenter, and RETN, a leading Russian wholesale telecom and backbone provider, have launched interconnection with a RETN Point of Presence in IXcellerate Moscow One Datacentre.

IXcellerate’s clients now benefit from additional connectivity on RETN’s pan-European cross-border optic network. RETN, in return, is able to establish an access point in Moscow to Western standard infrastructure and data network services from within IXcellerate Moscow One, while offering reasonable cross-connect pricing.

“The ultra broadband RETN network passes between key points of the international internet and data traffic concentration. The RETN PoPs are located in many of leading Datacenters. Presence at IXcellerate Moscow One makes our network even more attractive and available to our clients,” says Ilya Nikishin, CTO RETN.

“Combining RETN’s pan-European cross-border optic network with IXcellerate Moscow One’s reliable infrastructure, allows both of our clients to be better served,” comments Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.


About RETN

RETN is a backbone provider offering international IP transit, Capacity and VPN services to large Enterprises, Carriers and ISPs over its own pan-European cross-border optic network. Since its establishment in 2002 the company has enjoyed a strong growth as a provider of IP transit, constantly upgrading the capacity and increasing the number of PoPs. RETN has its optical network in 24 countries throughout Europe, Asia and America concentrating most of its presence in Russia and Europe.

The homogeneous cross-border infrastructure of RETN’s pan-European DWDM and IP network has considerable bandwidth on the four routes between Russia and the West, with a current utilized capacity reaching 1.0 Tbps on each direction. The RETN network provides a considerable part of the international traffic exchange in Russia and other Commonwealth countries.


Alexey Kipchatov, Marketing director,


About IXcellerate

IXcellerate is an unparalleled carrier neutral datacenter operator in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of data centers in America and Western Europe. IXcellerate offers pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content operators.

Opened in 2012, IXcellerate’s Tier3+ Moscow One Datacentre is a stand alone data center located within the MKAD ring road of Moscow, set over a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides clients with a bespoke solution aimed towards solving their unique datacenter requirements, offering co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. Within our carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available in Russia and the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 5000m², with power feeds planned up to 13.7 MVA.

IXcellerate was founded by Guy Willner (co-founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe forEquinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom in Russia). See more information or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.


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