PCCW Global and Vizada Networks interconnect their MPLS networks to mutually expand MPLS services globally
HONG KONG / MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA, August 9, 2011
PCCW Global Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and Vizada Networks, a member of the Vizada Group, the leading independent provider of global satellite communications services, have interconnected their MPLS networks to expand the international terrestrial and satellite services coverage of both companies. Customers will benefit from the enhanced Layer 3 VPN service offerings under this cooperation.
PCCW Global’s robust and resilient worldwide MPLS network covers over 1,500 cities in 110 countries stretching across Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Through the interconnect agreement with PCCW Global, Vizada Networks will gain access to one of the world’s most extensive terrestrial MPLS networks, which complements Vizada Networks’ existing international satellite coverage.
Vizada Networks’ MPLS backbone interconnects with four major satellite teleports located in the European cities of Nittedal, Fuchsstadt and Bratislava, and in Southbury of the U.S. Its satellite network serves as the foundation for providing Internet, IP and VoIP services and connects to the Seacom and EASSy submarine fiber optic cables with the capability to provide high-speed WiMAX services. The alliance with Vizada Networks will broaden PCCW Global’s satellite access coverage and the portfolio of global satellite-based service offerings.
Ms. Ying Liang, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President of Europe, said, “The cooperation between PCCW Global and Vizada Networks will greatly benefit end-users of both companies. We look forward to extending our reach and growing business together.”
Mr. Stefano Vittor, Vizada Networks’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is a very positive development which will enable expansion of the satellite and terrestrial footprint of both companies. We will be positioned to provide PCCW’s established MPLS network services whilst covering current capacity and complexity requirements with our established connectivity services, in addition to being ready for future demands.”
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.
As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and 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 and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group's telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies.
With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams based in 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. Covering more than 1,500 cities and 110 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, and voice services. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
About Vizada Group
Vizada is the worldwide leading independent provider of global satellite communications, with more than $650 million in 2010 revenue, and more market share on more satellite networks than any other satellite communications provider in the world. Vizada customers include commercial, military and business aircraft, merchant shipping vessels, emergency response teams, government and military units, news gathering organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Vizada offers fixed and mobile communications services using multiple satellite network operators, including Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, SES World Skies and Thuraya. Vizada is the leading innovator with over three decades of innovation experience developing and enhancing the full spectrum of satellite communication, from satellites and teleports, to base connectivity, carrier voice and value added services.
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Mr. Per Rune Iversen, Sales Director, Carrier Relations, Vizada Networks (left) and Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global (right) exchange signed Inter-Carrier Interconnection agreements.