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Friday 20 January, 2006

Pipex Communications

Holding(s) in Company

Pipex Communications PLC
20 January 2006

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



1. Name of company

PIPEX Communications plc


2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

FMR Corp and Fidelity International Limited


3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18

Includes notifiable interest Mr. Edward C Johnson 3d


4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them


Nominees                                                     Shares Held

JP Morgan, Bournemouth                                        19,815,000
Northern Trust, London                                        10,604,900
Mellon Bank                                                    5,270,000
Bank of New York, Brussels                                     4,400,000
State Street Bank and TR Co                                    3,700,000
Bankers Trust, London                                          2,980,000
Midland Securities Services                                    1,350,000
Clydesdale Bank plc                                              425,000
JPMorgan Chase Bank                                           21,960,800
Brown Brothers Harriman and Co                                   404,300
JP Morgan, Bournemouth                                         4,411,800
Brown Brothers Harriman Ltd                                  194,051,585
Bank of New York, Brussels                                     1,500,000
Morgan Stanley, London                                         1,010,126
Northern Trust, London                                           840,900

Individual holdings after purchase of 62,545,888 shares in total by FMR Corp and 
Fidelity International Limited as per this notification


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

62,545,888


6. Percentage of issued class

3%


7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

n/a


8. Percentage of issued class

n/a


9. Class of security

Ordinary shares


10. Date of transaction

19 January 2006


11. Date company informed

20 January 2006


12. Total holding following this notification

272,704,411


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

12% (post share placing of 19.01.2006)


14. Any additional information

n/a


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Stewart Porter, +44 (0)870 909 8000


16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification

Stewart Porter, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary


Date of notification

20 January 2006


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for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise
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