UUNet Quits German ISP Market

UUNet Technologies Inc. is getting out of the consumer ISP (Internet service provider) business in Germany, where it has some 55,000 private customers, the company announced Friday. In a joint statement with German Internet services company Ibex AG, UUNet said it is turning over its customer base to Ibex for a payment in the tens of millions of marks.

The companies said UUNet will continue to make its technical infrastructure available to its former customers, via Ibex, for two years. They added that they expect to complete the transaction during the month of August.

Ibex, in Augsburg, Germany, can be reached at +49-180-567-20-60, or online at http://www.ibex-ag.de/.

UUNet, in Fairfax, Virginia, can be reached at +1-703-206-5600 or at http://www.uu.net/ or http://www.uunet.com/.

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