PCCW Global and Vizada Networks interconnect their MPLS networks
HONG KONG / OSLO, August 30, 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.”
Mr. Per Rune Iversen, Sales Director, Carrier Relations, Vizada Networks (left) and Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global (right) exchange signed Inter-Carrier Interconnection agreements