PCCW Global and Telecom New Zealand International sign IP network interconnection agreement
HONG KONG/AUCKLAND, October 30, 2007 - PCCW Global Limited and Telecom New Zealand International (TNZI) today signed an agreement on IP network interconnection, strengthening network coverage for both carriers in the Asia Pacific region.
PCCW Global is the worldwide subsidiary of Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited. TNZI is a division of the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand, New Zealand's leading carrier.
The agreement will allow the two providers to interconnect their respective telecommunications networks to supply services to each other.
Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony in Auckland today, Telecom New Zealand International General Manager Anthony Briscoe said under the agreement PCCW Global and TNZI will be mutually supportive to meet the demands of one another's customers for international connectivity.
Mr Briscoe said: "This agreement marks a significant milestone for the Telecom New Zealand Group to expand our IP network footprint to support mission-critical applications globally."
He added: "Global IPVPN will allow customers to integrate easily with local IP services and meet requirements for international wide area networking services."
PCCW Global Chief Executive Officer Marc Halbfinger said: "We are pleased to extend our service coverage via TNZI, a strong partner in the Oceania region. We are confident that alliances like this will help us achieve our objective of providing superior network service and support. This relationship with TNZI is part of our strategy to collaborate with global service providers so that we can work ever closer with our customers in their migration to extended networks."
The agreement exemplifies PCCW Global's strategy of extending international service coverage by building partnerships with regional carriers. Interconnection provides simple and cost-effective global solutions that enable service providers to offer high quality solutions. Notes: photo can be downloaded from www.pccw.com
About Telecom New Zealand International
Telecom New Zealand International (TNZI) is a division of the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand. TNZI provides the full range of telecommunications services to retail and wholesale customers including data, voice, and mobile services. TNZI specialises in international wholesale voice and communications services providing cost effective quality solutions for delivery of voice and data across the globe. Aiming to be the leading provider of international managed services in Australia and New Zealand, TNZI has an established direct network to reputable carriers around the world, offering access to a port folio of communications solutions, each assuring quality, reach and reliability to business customers in the global wholesale market. To learn more about TNZI, go to www.tnzi.com
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a leader in Information and Communications Technologies in Asia. While expanding opportunities in mainland China in partnership with China Network Communications Group Corporation, PCCW continues to enhance Hong Kong's role as a regional center of technological excellence through innovative services in new generation fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband, information technology, wireless communications, and IPTV (through its successful now TV network operated by PCCW subsidiary PCCW Media Limited). PCCW also provides cutting-edge technical services to network operators worldwide. PCCW subsidiary Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited is engaged in property development.
To learn more about PCCW, go to www.pccw.com
About PCCW Global
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US and London in the UK, and with teams in Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global offers an extensive range of international data and voice services, plus a full suite of value-added services. These include business-class Private Leased Line, ATM/frame relay and IP and hosted PBX solutions for carriers, service providers and enterprises over a global network covering more than 70 countries. PCCW Global is the worldwide business unit of PCCW Limited, one of Asia's leading players in Information & Communications Technologies (ICT). To learn more about PCCW Global, go to www.pccwglobal.com
For more information, please contact:
Ivan Ho Corporate Communications, PCCW Limited
Tel: +852 2883 8747
Sarah Berry Media Relations Executive Telecom New Zealand
Tel: +64 4 498 9481