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Tele Columbus AG, DE000TCAG172

Tele Columbus AG, DE000TCAG172

11.10.2019 - 11:49:03

Tele Columbus AG: New Data Centre of P?UR Business inaugurated

PRESS RELEASE  

State-of-the-art Data Centre for Leipzig  

New Data Centre of P?UR Business inaugurated  

- 1,400 square metres for state-of-the-art IT security solutions

- Data storage under German data sovereignty

- Power supply sourced via fully renewable energy  

Leipzig. 11 October 2019. Yesterday the Tele Columbus Group inaugurated its new data centre in Leipzig where P?UR Business is headquartered. The building was constructed according to the latest standards and offers on 1,400 square metres space for data storage in a high security environment and under German data sovereignty.

P?UR Business continues to support its customers in mastering the ever-rising demands towards data security by having inaugurated its new data centre. HL komm Telekommunikations GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tele Columbus AG, which offers B2B solutions under the P?UR Business brand is certified according to ISO 27001 for the basic IT safety and according to ISO 9001 for its quality management. In the new data centre in Leipzig, the entire process chain starting from the data storage, processing and supply thereof can be offered according to German privacy laws and under German data sovereignty.

From standard racks starting at ten units via isolated security areas with own power supply, a geo-redundant data centre concept, a central firewall solution as well as a 24/7 service to the new P?UR Business portfolio.

Equipped with the latest transmission technology, the data centre is an integral part of the P?UR Business backbone. This allows for redundant connections with available bandwidth of up to 100 gigabit per second.

With a PUE score of 1,2 (which stands for power usage effectiveness at 100% usage) the new P?UR Business data centre scores best in class for energy efficiency. The power supply is sourced from fully renewable energy thereby meeting the requirements of the German industrial norm DIN EN 50600-4-3.

As a high-security and high redundancy data centre the entire complex was constructed according to DIN EN 50600 requirements and will meet the demands of the second-highest security class 3. Given the duplication of critical supply systems like the air conditioning, network connection or power supply a high redundancy can be guaranteed.

"We are proud to have constructed such a state-of-the-art data centre at our Leipzig-based headquarters which is constructed according to the highest security standards and which will offer our customers comprehensive solutions based on German data privacy laws", highlights Richard Fahringer, managing director of P?UR Business. "As a partner for digitalisation we are managing Germany-wide the challenges arising from the increased requirements in terms of IT security for companies and are offering tailored solutions from the Mittelstand for the Mittelstand".

Torsten Bonew, mayor for finances in the city of Leipzig, appreciated in his opening speech the entrepreneurial spirit of the Tele Columbus Group and its investments in Leipzig as a business location: "Thank you that you want to grow with us".

By opening the new data centre in Leipzig, P?UR Business reacts to the increasing demand for data storage and processing. Besides the 1,400 square metres of data centre space, additional capacity is available for offices. The modular concept of the building allows for a doubling of the data centre of up to 2,800 square metres in the future.  

About us

Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany's leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand P?UR, the Company, offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.  

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company's current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact: Silke Bernhardt Director Corporate Communications Phone +49 (30) 3388 4177 Fax +49 (30) 3388 9 1999 presse@telecolumbus.de www.telecolumbus.com

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Language: English Company: Tele Columbus AG Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 108 10553 Berlin

Germany Phone: +49 (0)30 3388 4177 Fax: +49 (0)30 3388 9 1999 E-mail: silke.bernhardt@pyur.com Internet: www.telecolumbus.com ISIN: DE000TCAG172 WKN: TCAG17 Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 888867   End of News DGAP News Service

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