AboveNet Implements GE's Smallworld

NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AboveNet Communications, Inc., a provider of fiber based connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers, today announced that it has implemented the Smallworld Network Inventory(TM) portfolio of products from GE Energy to help manage its extensive fiber optic network footprint. Already the system contains over 15 gigabytes of data representing over 23,000 circuits across AboveNet's asset base of over 1.5 million fiber miles.

Rajiv Datta, AboveNet's Chief Technology Officer, commented, "AboveNet is uniquely focused on its significant metro fiber assets which differentiate many of the services we provide. The Smallworld Network Inventory applications provide us with the capability to maximize the value of our network data for the benefit of our customers."

AboveNet is using Physical Network Inventory(TM), Logical Network Inventory(TM) and Lightpath(TM) applications to help design and manage its network. AboveNet recognized that because the Smallworld Network Inventory portfolio provides an end to end solution, it is possible for AboveNet to have a complete view of its physical and logical assets. This results in more automated business processes and improved customer service.

Bob Gilligan, General Manager for GE Energy, remarked, "We are delighted that AboveNet chose to work with GE and deploy our Smallworld Network Inventory product after evaluating many other products in the market. The combination of spatially accurate inventory, integrated design intelligence and strategic decision support will enable AboveNet to control the deployment of their assets and establish a 'service-ready' network that's in the right place at the right time to meet their customers' needs."

About AboveNet Communications, Inc.

AboveNet Communications, Inc. provides fiber connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among 14 top U.S. metro markets and London. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government. For more information, visit www.above.net.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company's control. This also includes such factors as are described from time to time in the SEC reports filed by AboveNet, Inc. including the most recently filed Form 8-Ks.

About GE Energy

GE Energy ( www.ge.com/energy) is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2006 revenue of $19 billion. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry. Global leaders in the communications industry use GE Energy's Smallworld Network Inventory(TM) system to manage critical network data that allows them to strategically control the deployment of their network infrastructure. The software provides an integrated view of the entire telecommunications network and enables operators to establish a "service ready" network to meet their customer's needs. For more information, visit http://www.ge-energy.com/communications.

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