ancotel GmbH, a Frankfurt-based operator of one of Europe’s largest (if not thee) interconnection and colocation facility announce the acquisition of LIDARC, the Long Island Data and Recovery Center – a long-Island based colocation and interconnection facility located at 1025 Old Country Road (1025 OCR) in Westbury on Long Island in New York. 

The company will mark the occassion with a press conference, to be held on July 1 at 10am EDT at the facility which will feature ancotel’s management team as well as a varied group of elected officials representing New York State, Nassau County and the town of N. Hempstead on Long Island.    Representatives include Jon Kaiman, the North Hempstead Town Supervisor, Ed Eisenstein the Commissioner/Chief Inforamtion Officer for Nassau County and Joseph J. Galante, the Assistant Comptroller for Intergovernmental & Community Affairs on behalf of the State Comptroller, Thomas D. DiNapoli.

Media and interested parties are encouraged to attend the event on July 1 at 1025 OCR in Westbury, which will be followed by facility site tours and a luncheon in the building’s atrium.  The event will also be available via a live video streaming on the web accessible at – the feed will be live starting right before 10am EDT – questions from virtual participants will be taken via the online video portal text/message box.  To participate simply join the conference by going to the website noted above.  For more information about the event, ancotel, the facility and its plans – briefings are available by emailing [email protected].

The press release in its entirety is below: 


ancotel  Group Founds New Telehouse at 1025 Old Country Road, Long Island, New York

Facility to be developed into a key interconnection hub for connectivity between North America and Europe


Westbury, NY U.S.A. – June 30, 2010 – Frankfurt-based ancotel GmbH, operators of the largest and most important telecommunications and data network hub in Europe, announces today that it has acquired LIDARC (“Long Island Data and Recovery Center”), a Long Island-based colocation and interconnection facility located at 1025 Old Country Road (‘1025 OCR’), Westbury, NY.  This acquisition marks ancotel’s first foray into the United States’ data center and colocation market.  The company will leverage Long Island’s telecommunications infrastructure to provide invaluable communication opportunities throughout the Long Island and New York metro area to become the preferred gateway to Europe’s number one telehouse. 

Long Island serves as a key landing point for submarine cables that connect North America to Europe.  Until recently, network infrastructure has often bypassed Long Island to traverse into and through Manhattan. Jason Schafer, Senior Analyst Datacenters for Tier1 Research comments, “Downtown Manhattan has been facing datacenter, power, and real-estate capacity constraints, which is pushing business outwards from downtown to areas such as northern NJ and Long Island.”  In addition, many companies today require diverse routing around New York City as well as lower latency connectivity for critical communications and financial trading applications between Europe, South America and Asia. 

“ancotel is known as one of the most successful companies for telehousing and interconnection services in the world,” states John Reynolds, Managing Director of ancotel USA and former Managing Director of LIDARC.  “The company is committed to its investment on Long Island.  They have plans to transform this facility into a critical meet-me-point for companies, cable operators, carriers, service providers and international companies. This will create jobs in the area and attract an array of industries, such as health care, financial, media and content providers, to Nassau County.  We believe that this facility will be the spark that lights the flame of economic development on Long Island.”

Geography plays an important role in today’s communications age.  With more companies requiring global direct connectivity for voice, data and video traffic, proximity to service providers and applications are increasingly significant.   Data center facilities have become a key ingredient in the success of global enterprise businesses IT infrastructure.   Until ancotel USA’s telehouse opening, Long Island’s data center and colocation market has been overlooked for other geographic locations.  This is why ancotel is committed to establish 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, NY as the preferred gateway to Europe’s number one telehouse.

“We have been looking at the U.S. data center market for quite some time now,” comments K.-J. Orth, Managing Director of ancotel GmbH and Chief Marketing Officer of ancotel USA, LLC.  “With this acquisition, our proven expertise will enable this facility, located in the most eastern point in the United States, to offer direct interconnectivity to and between trans-Atlantic, Caribbean and Latin American submarine cable systems as well as leading nationwide and global network operators. As a result, ancotel USA will usher in a new dimension of global network interconnection capabilities.”

ancotel will unveil its plans for its colocation and interconnection facility at 1025 Old Country Road, Westbury, New York on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 10:00am EDT at a press conference on-site.  To access the press conference virtually, please click here or go to  For more information about ancotel, please visit  For information about the press conference and to attend in person or virtually, please contact [email protected].

About ancotel

ancotel GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, operates the largest and most significant telecommunications and data hub in Europe. The ancotel group provides international carriers and providers with a central and high-performing marketplace for their broadband and communication services. As an independent company, ancotel is a leading provider of services involving carrier-neutral colocation, telehousing and interconnection. Founded in 1999, ancotel now encompasses almost 400 telecommunications and data carriers. Telephone and Internet providers are linked with one another through the physical and virtual ancotel meet me rooms (mmr), and use them to conduct their operations. In addition to its traditional physical cross-connections using fiber-optic, coaxial and twisted-pair copper cables, ancotel also relies on virtual mmr platforms and managed services. ancotel is headquartered in Frankfurt with branches in London, Hong Kong, New York City and an independent telehouse in Westbury, New York. ancotel’s reference customers include 1&1, Arcor, AT&T, BSO Network Solutions, BT, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, Colt Technology Services GmbH, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Elion, France Telecom, Global Crossing, GTS Energis, iBasis, HanseNet, Interoute Germany, Kabel Deutschland, KDDI Corporation, KPN, KT Corporation Korea, LANCK Telecom, Linx Telecommunications, NTT Communications, Plusnet GmbH, RETN, Swisscom, Tata Communications, Telekom Austria, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, TEO Litauen, Türk Telekomunikasyon, Verizon and WiTCOM.

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