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Batanga, Inc. Brings Music, Video and Community to Five Million US Latinos Monthly Through Internap’s Performance IP(TM) Networking

2008-07-24 18:30:00

Batanga, Inc. Brings Music, Video and Community to Five Million US Latinos Monthly Through Internap’s Performance IP(TM) Networking

— Route-Optimized IP Network Service Delivers 100% Availability for

Fast-Growing Web Site That Brings Latin Music to Life —

ATLANTA–(EMWNews)–Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:

INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions,

announced today that Batanga, Inc., the leading next-generation Hispanic

media company reaching US Hispanics, is using Internaps

Performance IP network to power,

one of the most trafficked Web sites in the world offering Latino

culture-oriented entertainment, and its ad network, HispanoClick. features one of the largest inventories of Latin media

content, with exclusive online music stations, on-demand videos,

lifestyle news and gossip from the entertainment world. Additionally,

the site offers a social networking platform, myBatanga, with over

350,000 registered users creating unique content, blogs, profiles and

playlists. The HispanoClick ad network also reaches the US Hispanic

market by accessing more than 10 million consumers across 800 sites.

Internaps IP network services supply fast,

reliable Internet access for Batanga customers. As a result, their

advertisers are assured mass online exposure to customers due to the

consistent availability of network connectivity.

When our site goes down, we lose money,

said Jochen Fischer, vice president of technology for Batanga, Inc. Having

used a single discount network provider in the past, we needed a more

robust and reliable way to give our audience of more than five million

worldwide monthly unique visitors access to our site. Internap turned

out to be the perfect solution, offering a mix of several tier-one

Internet backbones to guarantee a truly uninterrupted service using the

shortest possible routes. In addition, handing off the engineering

details, such as BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) routing, to the experts

at Internap is saving us money by freeing up our IT staff to focus on

delivering a world-class Web site. Installation was a breeze and the

service has been absolutely flawless from day one.

Internaps Performance IP network service is

unique in the industry. It is based on patented software technology

called MIRO (Managed Internet Routing OptimizerTM)

and a global network of private network access points (PNAPs). The

combination of MIRO and the PNAPs monitors the performance of Internet

backbones around the world and automatically selects the best path for

data to travel. Performance IP offers an industry-leading 100%

availability SLA (service level agreement) giving business and

government organizations the confidence to use Internap for their most

critical Web sites and Internet applications.

Batanga, Inc. is opening new markets through

its innovative Web site and Internaps

Performance IP networking, said Tim

Sullivan, chief technology officer at Internap. They

have built an online community of nearly five million users that relies

on and an impressive advertising network that supports the

Web site and engages the community.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Latino population in the US

will reach 47.8 million by 2010, which will comprise 15.5% of the total

population of the country1. Internaps

Performance IP services and round-the-clock support enable Batanga, Inc.

to access this growing market through advanced Web sites and Internet


About Batanga, Inc.

Batanga, Inc. is a leading media and content company reaching U.S.

Hispanics. Batanga publishes across several media vehicles, including, the flagship and top online destination for Hispanic

consumers, Batanga Publishing and Batanga Live., the source

for Latin music and entertainment, boasts over 50,000 free user

generated radio stations, a burgeoning social network and the largest

inventory of streaming media in the Hispanic marketplace. In addition,

it owns the largest ad network targeting Hispanics in the U.S.,

HispanoClick. Batanga, Inc. maintains offices in Miami and New York.

Learn more at

About Internap

Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The

Ultimate Online Experience by

managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with

unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global

platform of data centers, managed Internet services, a content delivery

network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its

customers to innovate their business and create new revenue

opportunities. More than 3,700 companies across the globe trust Internap

to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more

information, visit

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Certain information included in this press release constitutes

forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities

Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of

historical facts, including, among others, statements regarding the

performance of our products, business strategy, projected levels of

growth and projected costs, are forward-looking statements. Those

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expectations of Internap and members of our management team, as well as

the assumptions on which such statements are based. Forward-looking

statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks

and uncertainties that actual results may differ materially from those

contemplated by forward-looking statements. Other important factors that

may affect Internaps business, products,

results of operations and financial condition include, but are not

limited to: our ability to sustain profitability; our ability to respond

successfully to technological change; the availability of services from

Internet network service providers or network service providers

providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at

all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and

services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network

operations centers, network access points or computer systems; and our

ability to protect our intellectual property.

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Current Reports on Form 8-K and other Securities and Exchange Commission

filings discuss the foregoing risks, as well as other important risk

factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect

our business, results of operations and financial condition. We

undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking

statement for any reason.

1 SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, 1970, 1980, 1990,

and 2000 Decennial Censuses; Population Projections, July 1, 2010 to

July 1, 2050.

Lewis P.R. for Internap (Press)
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