April 19, 2001 — On Tuesday, OptiGlobe Communications (, a Web hosting and managed services provider, announced that it had become the first carrier-neutral Internet data center in Latin America to earn the SunTone Program Certification. Optiglobe?s colocation, hosting and managed services were all certified under the program. Read More

Exodus announces premium onsite engineering services

April 17, 2001 — On Tuesday, Exodus Communications Inc. (, a leader in complex Internet hosting and managed services, in cooperation with Amdahl Corporation, a Fujitsu company, announced the availability of its Premium Care Service as part of its managed service offerings. Read More

Cisco to Miss Estimates, Plans Layoff of 8,500

April 17, 2001 — Networking hardware manufacturer Cisco Systems Inc. said on Monday that its third-quarter pro forma earnings will miss analysts? expectations by a wide margin, and that the company will lay off a total of 8,500 workers, a confirmation of earlier estimates of work force reductions. Read More

Level 3 Communications provides bandwidth to Yahoo!

April 17, 2001 — Level 3 Communications, Inc. ( announced that it has signed a new multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Yahoo! ( extending their relationship in North America. Under the terms ofthis new agreement, Yahoo! will use Level 3’s “(3)CrossRoads” Internetaccess service for delivery of its digital content and streamingapplications. This includes the core Yahoo! services, Yahoo! Broadcast, andYahoo! Finance Vision. Read More

Williams Communications extends service into Europe

April 12, 2001 — Williams Communications, a provider of broadband services for high-bandwidth customers, announced on Thursday that, as part of its ongoing strategy of global expansion, it will begin offering network services to Europe by the end of the second quarter of 2001. Read More

Netscalibur Continues King-Sized Acquisitions

April 11, 2001 — London-based ISP Netscalibur topped off a recent spending spree this week by snapping up German Web hosting company Securitas Internet Systems for a cool 4 million pounds ? Netscalibur?s sixth acquisition in eight months. Read More

Genuity expands services to Europe

April 11, 2001 — Genuity Inc. (, a leading provider of e-business platformsand Internet infrastructure services, announced a formidable expansion ofenterprise services in Europe with integrated managed hosting, managedvirtual private network and security services, high-speed Internet accessand transport. Read More

BreezeCOM and Floware announce merger

April 10, 2001 — Two leading providers of broadband wireless access equipment, BreezeCOM Inc. ( and Floware Wireless Systems Ltd. ( announced late last week that both companies have agreed to combine in a merger of equals. Read More

iAsiaWorks to cut staff by 25 percent

April 9, 2001 — Internet and Web hosting service provider iAsiaWorks ( announced on Friday that it will take steps to restructure its company by laying off 100 employees, 25 percent of its staff, and concentrating its hosting operations in the three specific Asian markets of Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Read More

Usinternetworking opens data center in Dublin

April 5, 2001 — USinternetworking, Inc., a leading application service provider (ASP), announced the opening of a new data center in Dublin, Ireland, to meet the growing international requirements of U.S. multinational clients. Read More

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