RealNetworks to centralise Data Centre and other business support functions for its European consumer-facing operations in Luxembourg
The Luxembourg Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, Jeannot Krecké, announced today that digital entertainment services company RealNetworks has begun a process to centralise many of its Data Centres and other business support functions for its European consumer-facing operations in Luxembourg.

Public-private efforts in Luxembourg resulted in the creation of one of the most advanced ICT insfrastructures in Europe, with state-of-the-art Data Centres which provide excellent bandwith and redundancy, as well as prime connectivity to all the major European Internet hubs. The recently announced launch of a commercial Internet exchange point (LU-CIX), further strengthens Luxembourg’s position as an Internet node in Europe. RealNetworks International S.à.r.l. will provide subscription-based Internet radio services, videos, ringtones, live digital broadcasts, music downloads and casual games downloads via its RealEntertainment video, FunPass and GamePass services to customers throughout Europe from its new operations center in Luxembourg. RealNetworks will build upon the progress made to migrate games operations, as well as video delivery infrastructure to its new operations center hosted at the ebrc e-Business & Resilience Centre in Windhof, Luxembourg. ebrc, consistent with its award of best Data Centre in Europe in 2008, is providing excellent support for our operational initiatives. We look forward to working closer with our partners on design considerations for their next Data Centre in Kayl, Luxembourg said Edmond Mesrobian, CTO of RealNetworks. The Luxembourg Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, Jeannot Krecké commented: I congratulate RealNetworks. The company has casted a vote in favour of Luxembourg as a performing business location for global ICT companies. This clearly demonstrates that the important investments made by the Government over the last years continue to bear fruits and have contributed to making Luxembourg a prime location in Europe for content distribution and data management activities in the digital age.

Source : Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade (Luxembourg, March 28, 2009 )

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