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Eunetworks deploys Host|Nex for S+M Schaltgeräte

Integrated communications solution to support Youth Protection in sales of tobacco products

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt/Germany, ) euNetworks, (SGX: H23.SI), Europe s foremost provider of mission-critical, extreme performance and capacity data services to large corporates, carriers and services providers, today announced it concluded an agreement with S+M Schaltgeräte Service und Vertriebs GmbH (S+M Schaltgeräte), one of the leading providers of Hard- and Software Solutions in Germany. Under the terms of the agreement, euNetworks provisioned host nex, a managed hosting environment connected globally through a highly scalable global IP backbone.

S+M Schaltgeräte required a highly reliable and secure platform to support the rollout of an age verification program via mobile phones for the sales of tobacco products at cigarette vending machines. The requirement was driven by the revision of a statute by the German commission of youth and media protection (KJM) in November 2006, which demanded better protection of minors in tobacco sales.

euNetworks developed a highly available platform comprising premium co-location and global IP connectivity ensuring extremely fast, efficient and highly reliable Internet access. euNetworks, through its global peering agreements, was uniquely positioned to deliver the highest quality IP Transit connectivity with minimum hop, minimum latency and minimum packet loss all under the highest industry service level agreements. The solution is to be deployed and managed from euNetworks best in class datacenter facility in Frankfurt and includes a range of managed services.

Thorsten Stuke, Project Manager at S+M Schaltgeräte, said: "Our customers in the tobacco industry required a highly reliable and secure solution to meet the high data protection standards in Germany. euNetworks as provider of mission critical communications infrastructure was uniquely positioned to deliver on these demands. More than 800 cigarette vending machines are online to date - we are extremely satisfied with the solution euNetworks designed."

Noel Meaney, Chief Executive Officer, euNetworks, said: "Having evaluated the exacting demands for a mission critical solution that S+M Schaltgeräte required, euNetworks delivered an extremely reliable and secure solution, leveraging off our immense network capacity and high power density datacenters."

About S+M Schaltgeräte Service und Vertriebs GmbH Erkelenz

S+M Schaltgeräte Service + Vertriebs GmbH was founded in 1985 and is located in Erkelenz at the Lower Rhine River (Germany). S+M Schaltgeräte Service + Vertriebs GmbH is one of the leading providers of cashless and machine-based payment systems in Europe. Further companies within the S+M Group are Höfer Ventronic GmbH, Neuwied/Germany, and GEBA, Vienna/Austria, which is leading on the Austrian market. A wide range of customers trusts in S+M services, including Coca Cola, Dallmeyer, Tobaccoland and Wincor Nixdorf. (www.sm-gmbh.de)

euNetworks GmbH

euNetworks is Europe's foremost provider of mission-critical, extreme performance and capacity data services. We serve large Corporates, Carriers and Service Providers door2door.

All our services are delivered over our wholly owned billion pan-European all-fiber optic network. Our infrastructure uniquely combines 'long-haul' inter-city network linking Europe's largest economies, with high density 'last-mile' metropolitan fiber networks in 15 of Europe's leading cities. euNetworks' product set ranges from On-Demand Networking and Solutions to Bespoke Networking. We have pre-provisioned over a terabit of capacity throughout our network, meaning we can deliver solutions such as datacenter, internet exchange or stock exchange connectivity in hours, not months. euNetworks, a member of the Global Voice Group, is headquartered in Frankfurt, publicly listed on the Singapore stock exchange (SGX:H23.SI). euNetworks is a member of euro-one, a unique collaboration to deliver infrastructure and next generation networking solutions connecting Eastern, Central, Western Europe and North America (www.euro-one.com). For further information please visit www.euNetworks.com.