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Stonehenge Telecom Locates Latin America Gateway With LayerOne.

Global VoIP Carrier to Route All Latin American Traffic Through LayerOne's

Miami NEXUS(TM) Colocation Facility

DALLAS, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ --

LayerOne, Inc., a global provider of neutral colocation facilities, today announced an agreement with Stonehenge Telecom, a leading international Voice over IP (VoIP) service provider, giving Stonehenge access to on-net colocation space for its primary Latin American point of presence in LayerOne's Miami NEXUS facility.

The agreement gives Stonehenge 12 cabinets in Miami's top telco hotel, with available connectivity from multiple bandwidth providers. The Miami facility, located at 36 North East Second St., will serve as a key strategic gateway for Stonehenge, linking the carrier's next-generation VoIP network to Central and South America. Stonehenge will also use their space within the NEXUS facility as outsourced colocation for end customers, including numerous Application Service Providers (ASPs) offering a range of software solutions.

"Two key things drew us to LayerOne -- location and connection," said John Greene, director of network management for Stonehenge. "In the world of colocation, some have figured it out, and some haven't. We needed connectivity to the backbone networks that give us access to the rest of the world. LayerOne provided it."

"We were able to get a VoIP carrier like Stonehenge up and running in a prime location within a matter of days," said Alexander Muse, LayerOne CEO. "Immediate access to multiple fiber providers helped them expand their market faster with far more options. Plus, they'll have plenty of room to scale as their business grows. The on-net connections we offer in NEXUS facilities provide a strategic edge for new players like Stonehenge."

In addition to speeding market expansion, LayerOne's on-net connectivity enables Stonehenge to save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year by eliminating local-loop fees and local and long distance origination and termination charges. Through the LayerOne NEXUS, Stonehenge can aggregate bandwidth through local T1 lines, originate calls themselves and interconnect directly with private line backbone carriers. As part of its turnkey colocation solution, LayerOne is also providing on-site technical support to pre-wire cross connections and source and receive equipment for the carrier.

About LayerOne

LayerOne, Inc., which derives its name from the primary layer of the Open Systems Interconnection model that defines connectivity standards, is a privately held company building a global network of carrier-grade neutral colocation facilities. The company's NEXUS facilities unify voice and data networks and offer the first true end-to-end outsourced colocation solution for communication service providers. Dallas-based LayerOne expects to complete 12 neutral colocation facilities in top markets by the end of 2000, and plans to maintain an aggressive build out over the next three years. To learn more about the company, its NEXUS facilities and suite of professional services, visit LayerOne's web site at layerone.com.

About Stonehenge Telecom

Stonehenge Telecom operates a private international, Cisco Powered IP Network, dedicated to the transport of voice and data services. The private OmniPortal(TM) IP backbone provides carriers and resellers the capacity of terminating voice and data communication services to over 40 countries. Telecom, founded in 1998, has regional headquarters in Orlando, Florida for the Americas; Hoofddorp, The Netherlands for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Singapore for Asia/Pacific. In addition to Carrier Grade Voice on the wholesale market, Stonehenge Telecom's IP network is designed for maximum flexibility providing services such as the OmniPortal(TM) IP Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) and OmniPortal(TM) Personal Communication Card services platform and other advanced services. Visit the Stonehenge web site at stonehenge-telecom.com.
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