NEU Telecom & Technologies joins forces with PCCW Global to extend connectivity into Jordan
HONG KONG/AMMAN, November 27, 2008 - PCCW Limited subsidiary PCCW Global Limited (PCCW Global), a leading MPLS VPN provider, today announced a strategic co-operation agreement with Jordan telecoms service provider NEU Telecom & Technologies (NEU) to extend connectivity into Jordan.
Under the co-operation agreement, NEU and PCCW Global will provide a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions and value-added services that addresses the needs of enterprises across Jordan and the region. Pursuant to the agreement, PCCW Global will build a Point of Presence (PoP) at NEU's Amman data center.
NEU Chief Executive Officer Eng. Abu Khorma said: "The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is in urgent need of high-speed digital communications services, which are currently at a stage of early development here. With this in mind, the strategic partnership agreement with PCCW Global is expected to stimulate the local broadband market by satisfying increasing demand for Internet access and web content with reliable connections to domains worldwide."
PCCW Global EMEA Senior Vice President Frederick Chui said: "This strategic partnership with NEU reinforces PCCW Global's commitment to expanding into emerging markets and increasing network coverage to more than 1,000 cities and 80 countries. We are confident that our customers will enjoy high-quality performance and service throughout our global network and infrastructure."
NEU has been granted an individual license by Jordan's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for the purpose of delivering state-of-the-art, reliable, cost-effective data, Internet and transmission services to the Jordanian market based on an initial investment of US$20 million.
As part of the move, NEU has signed an agreement to utilize NEPCO's (National Electric & Product Company) spare fiber-optic capacity in the provision of next-generation networking based on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology and Internet services via various international access routes. In addition, NEU has signed another agreement with Jordan's Ministry of Information & Communications Technology to benefit from a national optical fiber project between Amman and Aqaba.
About NEU Telecom & Technologies
NEU Telecom & Technologies, A wholly-owned subsidiary of NEU Venture Groups LTD. NTT was granted the individual license from Jordan's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission for the purpose of delivering state of art, reliable, cost effective Data and Internet services to the Jordanian market. NTT is going to be the first company in Middle East utilizing the dark fiber installed over the high tension towers spread all over the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with initial investment of USD 20 million. NTT's 100% fiber DWDM core based network, Built on latest, state of art technology is capable of providing high performance service solutions. The network supports all applications With MPLS IP VPN combining the flexible connectivity and scalability of IP-based services with the security, privacy and quality of ATM and frame relay. NTT network supports a portfolio of integrated Communications solutions that includes fiber transmission, IP transit, MPLS-VPN, ATM/frame relay, as well as voice services.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Company meets the sophisticated needs of the international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW, please go to www.pccw.com.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is a provider of integrated global communications solutions and a wholly-owned operating division of PCCW Limited, the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies. With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, London in the UK, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams covering the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Reaching more than 1,000 cities and 80 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions that include fiber and satellite transmission and International Private Leased Circuits, IP transit, MPLS-VPN, ATM/frame relay and IP telephony, plus capabilities such as hosted PBX solutions. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
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