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Press Release -- March 7th, 2011
Source: Pacnet
Tags: 100G, 40G, Equipment, Exchange, Merger, Submarine Cable, Video

Pacnet Delivers Free Speed Upgrade and Launches New DSL Plans

SYDNEY, 7 March 2011 – Pacnet, Asia’s leading business telecommunications service provider, today announced the launch of its new range of business-grade DSL Internet plans and a complimentary speed upgrade for its DSL subscribers on lower speed plans.

“The explosion of rich online media such as high definition video has led to an increased demand for higher bandwidth speeds. To meet the increased bandwidth needs of our subscribers, we have provided a complimentary upgrade for our DSL subscribers who used to be on lower than 1.5 Mbps plans, to our high-speed 1.5 Mbps plans ,” said Deborah Homewood, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet Australia.

Pacnet also launched a new range of plans that answer continued demand from Pacnet business customers to manage the increasing amounts of data they use each month to run web-based activities and applications. Last year’s Pacnet Broadband Barometer, a study into the state of play of the Australian ICT market, revealed a strong interest in hosted data backup, storage and archival with 60% of respondents indicating they plan to adopt these services in 2011.

“Pacnet has responded to the increased bandwidth needs of business users in a number of ways. Not only have we almost doubled our largest bundled data plan from 300GB to 500GB, we can now also offer the flexibility to accommodate more complex business requests with DIY options where you choose your Internet speed and add blocks of data downloads as required,” said Ms Homewood.

All Pacnet Internet plans are business grade, come with a static IP address, 10 free mailboxes and a dial-up back up account. Excess data is charged at 3.3c/MB and contract lengths range from month-to-month, 12 month and 24 month.

“Pacnet has a long history of service excellence and all business customers have access to 24x7 technical support from qualified technicians.  This is comforting to many businesses who have been victim to inadequate customer service from the telecommunications industry.  A robust and reliable network is key to running an efficient business and Pacnet’s business DSL offerings are all backed by a 99% Service Level Guarantee,” added Ms Homewood.

“Our aim is to allow all Australian SMEs the freedom and peace of mind to run their businesses at optimal efficiency.  We don‘t want our customers plagued by slow connection speeds or living in fear of excess data charges they can ill-afford,” said Ms Homewood.

Details of the new range of Pacnet Australia Business DSL plans are here:

Plan Speed (kbps) Included Data Monthly Fee
Business 1500 10GB 1500/256 10GB $49.95
Business 1500 40GB 1500/256 40GB $59.95
Business 8Mbps 10GB Up to 8000/384 10GB $64.95
Business 8Mbps 50GB Up to 8000/384 50GB $94.95
Business 8Mbps 100GB Up to 8000/384 100GB $129.95
Business 8Mbps 150GB Up to 8000/384 150GB $169.95
Business 8Mbps 200GB Up to 8000/384 200GB $204.95
Business 8Mbps 300GB Up to 8000/384 300GB $254.95
Business ADSL2+ 10GB Up to 20000/1000 10GB $69.95
Business ADSL2+ 50GB Up to 20000/1000 50GB $99.95
Business ADSL2+ 100GB Up to 20000/1000 100GB $134.95
Business ADSL2+ 150GB Up to 20000/1000 150GB $174.95
Business ADSL2+ 200GB Up to 20000/1000 200GB $209.95
Business ADSL2+ 300GB Up to 20000/1000 300GB $259.95
Business ADSL2+ 500GB Up to 20000/1000 500GB $349.95
Business SDSL 512 512/512 50GB $99.95
No Contract Set-up Fee $149.00
12 Month Set-up Fee $99.00
24 Month Set-up Fee Free

Note: The maximum connection speed achievable on ADSL2+ may be less due to various factors including network configuration, distance from the exchange, line quality and length, traffic and equipment.

About Pacnet

Named “Company of the Year for Excellence in Growth” by Frost & Sullivan in 2009 and “Best Wholesale Carrier” at the Telecom Asia Awards 2009, Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

For media interviews and further information, please contact:

Elissa Ryan

National Marketing Manager

Pacnet (Australia)

Direct Tel: (03) 9674 7539

Email: elissa.ryan@pacnet.com

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