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Company TTK Selects Platform Equinix for Global Expansion

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Leading Russian operator chooses Equinix to extend global connectivity, Internet and Ethernet Exchange services</b></i> </p>

Monday, May 21, 2012

Company TTK Selects Platform Equinix for Global Expansion08:00 EDT Monday, May 21, 2012 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & MOSCOW (Business Wire) -- Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that CJSC TransTeleCom (Company TTK), one of Russia's largest telecommunications operators, has joined Platform Equinix™ in seven key markets. The agreement includes the deployment of a new core network node in Tokyo and a series of high-capacity Internet and Ethernet exchange connections in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Ashburn, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Working with Equinix will considerably expand Company TTK's connectivity capabilities across three continents by focusing on IP peering and Layer 2 connectivity. The multi service deployment will improve costs, reduce provisioning time and enhance end-to-end network performance. The move provides Company TTK with access to Platform Equinix and a storefront within the Equinix Marketplace, with opportunities to connect to an ecosystem of over 4,000 networks, enterprises, cloud and content service providers. It also extends the breadth and depth of the Equinix Ethernet Exchange, enabling members to connect directly to virtually every lit building in the Russian Federation, through Company TTK's fibre-optic network. “Our global deployment with Equinix puts the Russian markets in closer contact with global business and financial centers,” said Vitaly Kotov, TTK Vice President and head of Backbone Unit. “When building connectivity to our extensive footprint in the Russian Federation, international companies and financial institutions can gain performance and security benefits. These new points of presence complement our unique assets, such as our low-latency land routes between Western European and Asian markets.” “Company TTK is the first Russian operator to roll out such an extensive global footprint with Equinix, and is a welcome addition to our thriving global network ecosystem,” said Dick Theunissen, CMO for Equinix Europe. “Company TTK's presence inside Equinix data centers creates an important new global gateway to the vibrant Russian market for network, finance, enterprise, content and cloud customers.” About Company TransTeleCom The Closed Joint Stock Company TransTeleCom (trademark: TTK) is the head company of the TTK Group. It is among the top five Russian telecommunications operators. The main shareholder of TTK, OJSC Russian Railways, controls 99.99% of the company's shares. TTK operates and maintains one of the largest fiber-optic communication lines in Russia, with a length of more than 75,000 km and a capacity of 560 Gbps, and it has at its disposal its own unique infrastructure accessing around 1.7 million Russian households. The 17 regional centers located in the largest Russian cities offer private and corporate clients throughout the country a wide range of telecommunications services, including communication and data transfer, as well as broadband Internet access based on the latest technology. TTK is an active player on the global market. Its transcontinental TTK backbone, EurasiaHighway, has connections to the communication networks of almost all neighboring countries, including China, Japan, Mongolia, Finland, the Baltic states and the CIS, and it is the optimal route between Europe and Asia. http://ttk.ru/eng/business/ About Equinix Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 700 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc. Equinix Media ContactsEquinix, Inc.Melissa Neumann, +1-650-598-6098 (Global/US)mneumann@equinix.comorGolinHarrisLiam Rose, +1-415-318-4380 (Global/US)lrose@golinharris.comorText 100Camille Pomey, +44 (0)20 8846 0789(EMEA)londonequinix@text100.comorCompany TTK Media ContactEkaterina Zaitseva, +7 (495) 784-66-70e.zaytseva@ttk.ru