Monday, September 17, 2007

Verizon Business Gains Access to China Telecom's CN2 Network

Verizon Business can now provide its multinational customers with seamless connectivity to China Telecom's Next Convergence Network (CN2) network, which covers more than 200 cities and 600 routers within China. Verizon Business customers are among the first nondomestic customers to be granted access to the new China Telecom Next Convergence Network. CN2 has backbone core nodes located in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Xian.

Verizon Business said its has been working with China Telecom on MPLS VPN since 2004, enabling full interconnectivity between the Verizon Private IP global network and China Telecom's national MPLS network. Hundreds of multinational customers in China already use more than 600 connections on the combined China Telecom/Verizon Private IP networks.

Verizon Business noted that through its predecessor companies it has been operational in China since 1993, and today has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The company is also the only U.S.-based member of a consortium that is building the first next-generation undersea optical cable system directly linking the U.S. mainland and China. The new system is to be named Trans-Pacific Express (TPE). Initial parties of the consortium include -- in addition to China Telecom and China Netcom -- China Unicom, Korea Telecom and Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan).


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