Partnership between PCCW Global and FPT Telecom JSC extends network coverage to Vietnam
HONG KONG/VIETNAM, August 25, 2008 - PCCW Global Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, today announced they have signed a network interconnection agreement with FPT Telecom Joint Stock Company ("FPT Telecom JSC"), the second largest telecommunications services provider in Vietnam.
The two partners will assist one another to meet rising demand for international connectivity by linking their networks to address markets in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Europe and mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. The result will provide simple and cost-effective global solutions that will enable multinational corporations to consolidate a wide range of applications on one network.
The move enables PCCW Global to provide multiple classes of service to customers in Vietnam to maximize their utilization of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) bandwidth.
FPT Telecom JSC Executive Vice President Nguyen Dinh Hung said: "PCCW Global is widely recognized as a competent player in Asia, performing to a high level of execution and service. This strategic alliance with PCCW Global forms an important milestone for us because we will each benefit from one other's strengths. Through this partnership, our customers can now expect the same high-quality performance and service throughout a global network that they have come to expect from FPT Telecom JSC. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with PCCW Global and the opportunity to offer our customers secure, consistent and reliable global connectivity."
PCCW Global Chief Network Officer Bret Rehart said: "We are pleased to extend our service coverage by working with a partner such as FPT Telecom JSC. The result is that we are able to offer end-to-end network management between Vietnam and countries covered by PCCW Global's network. In addition, value-added services, such as bandwidth-on-demand and IP multicast, can be offered in the future to meet our customers' requirements. We are confident that alliances like this will help us achieve our objective to provide superior network service and support."
About FPT Telecom JSC
FPT Telecom JSC found in 1997, a member of FPT Corporation- the Listed Vietnam flagship ICT total solution supplier in Vietnam is second largest ISP in Vietnam. FPT Telecom JSC currently holds 33% of broadband internet access market share, with 330,000 subscribers, and also be the leading supplier in Vietnam in telecommunication and other online services.
In 2007, FPT Telecom JSC got the Tier-1 Telecom License from the Government. FPT Telecom then invested US$10mil to the AAG - Asia American Gateway alliance and also established fiber connection to Hong Kong via China with initial capacity of 10 Gbps bandwidth. This infrastructure brings to FPT Telecom JSC the advantages and activeness in providing high and stable quality lease line service, data transmission service. To learn more about FPT Telecom JSC, please visit www.fpt.vn, www.fpt.net.
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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FPT Telecom in the North
FPT Telecom in the South