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RE: Exodus Sale to C&W Completed

  • From: David Luyer
  • Date: Fri Feb 01 21:01:02 2002

Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:

> > On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Tim Wilde wrote:
> >
> > 
> > The only question that remains in my mind, as an Exodus customer, is
> > they merge the IP networks?"  And I sure hope the answer is no :)
> .. and will they force Exodus to de-peer with everyone

They've already significantly reduced their peering in Australia, in
two phases - first they closed down AUSIX (since they were closing
down one of their IDCs which had it in there), then they stopped peering
their US content with their Australian peers (and I'd expect they also
stopped peering their Australian content with their US peers).  It was
all so good while it lasted...

I'm still wondering about the other IDCs.  26 of 44 have been sold, and
the brand name with them it would appear.  Some of the others (at least
the remaining 2 of the original 3 Australian ones - one of the
ones was shut down a while ago) are still operating under the Exodus
name and aren't mentioned anywhere in the sale agreement.  One of the
two remaining Australian ones used to be very profitable before Exodus
bought it, and I believe it remained profitable after they bought it.  
Although it has lost it's largest customer (and possibly the most
prominent content provider in Australia) since the chapter 11.

Reading more from, 14 of their IDCs
(4 international, 10 domestic) have been closed.  That still leaves
4 with their future in doubt (although it doesn't list the third
Australian IDC as closed - so perhaps only 3 in doubt, the two
remaining Australian ones and one other, somewhere?)