PCCW Global and China Telecom launch pioneer service International Ethernet Private Line Service
Hong Kong, 11 May 2006 - PCCW Global and China Telecom Group today announced that they have launched the first-ever private line Ethernet service providing high bandwidth connectivity between Hong Kong and China.
The service, International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL), is an end-to-end managed bandwidth solution, providing customers with dedicated point-to-point cross border connectivity over a reliable platform, at high speed and with scalable upgrades.
“IEPL is an ideal cross border connectivity solution for high traffic volume and mission critical applications, such as high bandwidth data transfer and video, storage applications. We are proud to deliver the first Ethernet service between China and Hong Kong. This is a key milestone for both China Telecom and PCCW Global.” said Frederick Chui, PCCW Global’s International Products and Solutions Senior Vice President.
PCCW Global and China Telecom have a long-standing commercial relationship, serving Chinese enterprises as they expand outside China into the region, and helping multinational companies grow and expand their business in China.
“The service responds to market demand for cross border data center connectivity as more and more enterprises are moving their back office operations and production plants to China. They need a scalable platform with quick upgrade flexibility. This provides for better cost management and accommodates ad-hoc business requirements. It is an exciting development for customers expanding their business in China,” he said.
The service conducted a soft launch in the second half of 2005, targeting the banking and finance sector, as well as the IT industry. It also serves the high bandwidth requirements of businesses in the trade and manufacturing sector.
PCCW Global and China Telecom have deployed a joint sales and marketing effort, winning early contracts from US-based enterprises.
“The professionalism and excellent service delivered by PCCW Global and China Telecom are the key elements contributing to the project's success. The solution is a total fit for Astec, offering a high level of network effectiveness and flexibility for future expansion,” said CM Tsang, IT Director of Astec Power Supply Co. Ltd.
About China Telecom
China Telecom is an extra-large state-owned enterprise organized according to the state telecom system reform plan. As a national main-body telecom enterprise and China's largest basic telecom network operator, China Telecom owns the world's largest fixed-line telephone network that covers the whole country of China and its services can reach each corner of the globe. With its member units in 31 provincial (provincial, municipal and autonomous regional) regions, China Telecom operates telecom services nationwide.
About PCCW Global
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Herndon in VA and London in United Kingdom, with teams based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, PCCW Global offers an extensive range of international data and voice services with a full suite of value-added services, including business class Private Leased Line, ATM/Frame Relay, IP and Hosted PBX Solutions to carriers, service providers and enterprises over its global network covering more than 70 countries. PCCW Global is a Business Unit of PCCW Limited, one of Asia's leading players in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
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