Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pacnet Signs Chinese Carriers for BGP Interconnectivity

Pacnet, which operates submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 16 cities in Asia-Pac, has signed Master Service Agreements (MSAs) with each of China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile for BGP Internet connectivity services that will integrate into its Internet network fabric in China.

The agreements with Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (PBS), ensures that BGP Internet services offered will conform to internationally recognized performance standards, ensure scalable expansion opportunities for customers, and provide for service level agreements. PBS is the first Sino-foreign joint venture telecommunications service provider in China to have been awarded licenses by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).  These licenses allow PBS to provide IP VPN services across 23 provinces in China, Internet access services in 10 cities and data center network services in 5 cities.

“This strategic partnership not only strengthens PBS’s relationship with local carriers but has also enabled us to be at the forefront of the cloud computing industry in China,” said Henry Lam, Chief Executive Officer of PBS.  “We are uniquely positioned to offer cloud service providers with reliable and seamless connectivity, flexible plans and quality of service backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements in China.  As a leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions, we can guarantee the availability and performance of customers’ services.”

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