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Press Release -- June 24th, 2011
Source: Pacnet
Tags: Merger, Private Line, Submarine Cable

Pacnet Named Wholesale Operator of the Year at Asia Communication Awards 2011

Panel of esteemed judges comprising industry professionals, analysts and editors select Pacnet as the best wholesale telecommunications operator in the Asia Pacific region

SINGAPORE, 23 June 2011 – Pacnet, Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, has been named Wholesale Operator of the Year at the Asia Communication Awards 2011. The Awards, currently in its first year, recognize and honor the achievements, innovations and outstanding new services of the region’s telecommunications carriers and executives.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award, which recognizes us as Asia’s best in the wholesale telecommunications space,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet at the awards ceremony held yesterday in Singapore, on the side of CommunicAsia 2011, the region’s largest international communications and information technology event.

“This award endorses our strategy of leveraging our unsurpassed subsea network coverage in Asia to deliver innovative, industry-leading wholesale network services packaged with class-leading service delivery, enabling carriers to build the resilient and redundant networks that are core to their business,” added Mr Barney.

Winners of the inaugural Asia Communications Awards were chosen by a panel of independent judges comprising industry professionals and analysts, as well as editors from leading telecommunications trade publication Total Telecom.

Pacnet delivers a wide variety of wholesale capacity services ranging from Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRUs) to private line networks, which is backed by its ownership of 46,420 km of fiber optic submarine cable infrastructure connecting key locations in Asia and across the Pacific Ocean.

One of the key products in its product suite is Pacnet SmartTransport, Asia’s first international private line service to address the growing demand for uninterrupted network connectivity. Pacnet SmartTransport brings to the market a unique protected international private line connectivity service that offers customers the flexibility of choosing between three levels of protection, to meet their need for increased network resilience.

Through the highest grade of protection called “1:1 Protection”, Pacnet SmartTransport enables almost instantaneous automatic network restoration across a dedicated alternative network path should a network segment experience disruption, thus allowing business operations to continue uninterrupted. This premium service is also delivered with Pacnet’s industry-leading availability and latency service level agreements (SLAs).

About Pacnet

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, and delivers unique high-speed data hosting solutions through its network of data centers which include the industry’s first Data Landing Stations. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit:

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