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Press Release -- September 3rd, 2010
Source: CENX
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Video

China Telecom Americas Connects with CENX to Expand Carrier Ethernet Services

Herndon, Virginia, Friday, September 3, 2010China Telecom Americas, the North American subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Ltd. (NYSE:CHA, news, filings) the world's largest fixed-line telecommunications and broadband service provider, today announced that it has established connection with CENX, operator of the world's fisrt and most connected Ethernet exchange.  Connecting with CENX enables China Telecom Americas and China Telecom to provide services both to and from its significant base of end-users, thus opening up new revenue opportunities for China Telecom Americas and its US partners.  The initial connections are in CENX's New York and Los Angeles exchanges.

“Connecting with CENX enables China Telecom Americas to extend our reach through a diversified platform.” commented Donald Tan, president of China Telecom Americas.  “As an additional way to interconnect with our partners, we are able to respond to our customers’ needs in a more scalable and efficient manner.”

Carrier Ethernet is an increasingly important means of providing flexible bandwidth and cost effective delivery of a wide variety of services to China Telecom Americas’ customers. Interconnecting with other carriers via CENX brings seamless delivery of China Telecom’s services and enables the creation of new business relationships. The CENX connection also enables US based service providers to efficiently reach businesses based in the US, China and the 73 other countries served by China Telecom.

“We are very excited to establish this new global connection, which enables significant revenue and cost savings opportunities for China Telecom Americas and its partners,” said Nan Chen, President of CENX. “CENX’s Carrier Ethernet exchanges are the world’s first and largest service-level interconnects. By leveraging several unique technical innovations and our years of Ethernet expertise, CENX exchanges address the key operational and business challenges faced by our customers.”

ABOUT CHINA TELECOM AMERICAS
China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), is an international telecom provider for Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and International access to China & Asia Pacific. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, St. Louis and a subsidiary in Toronto, Canada, China Telecom Americas continues to expand its reach, including to Latin America. China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more. For additional information on China Telecom Americas, please visit www.ctamericas.com, 1-866-692-8872.

ABOUT CHINA TELECOM CORPORATION LIMITED

China Telecom Corporation Limited is a full services integrated operator and the world's largest fixed-line telecommunications and broadband services provider, providing telecommunications and information services including fixed-line voice, mobile voice, data, video and multimedia in the PRC. By the end of 2009, China Telecom owned 194 million fixed-line telephone subscribers, 62.36 million mobile (CDMA) subscribers, and 61.75 million broadband customers. Its H shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the New York Stock Exchange respectively. For more information, visit www.chinatelecom-h.com/eng/global/home.htm.

ABOUT CENX

CENX, Inc., operates the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange. CENX delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global, regional and local telecom/ internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than ten million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, integrates, monitors and expedites services, enabling vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity - a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the past nine years. For more information, please contact CENX at info@cenx.com, +1 847 905 1020, www.cenx.com.

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