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Press Release -- June 29th, 2011
Source: Tinet
Tags: Ethernet

PCCW Global and Tinet bridge Ethernet services

HONG KONG / CAGLIARI, ITALY – June 29th, 2011

PCCW Global Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and Tinet, a Neutral Tandem company (NASDAQ:TNDM, news, filings) and a global carrier focusing on the IP and Ethernet wholesale markets, have bridged their Ethernet services for improved network coverage and service availability.

PCCW Global and Tinet will collaborate to provide global Ethernet services to meet their customers’ demands for high quality and cost-effective international connectivity connecting more than 70 countries worldwide. The two operators will complement each other’s Ethernet capabilities in providing customers with a seamless experience especially for connectivity in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

This first cooperation between PCCW Global and Tinet will combine PCCW Global’s expertise in international connectivity with Tinet’s international Ethernet presence.

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, PCCW Global’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Tinet owns one of the most sophisticated Ethernet networks in Europe and an expanded coverage in the Americas. This collaboration will further enhance our Ethernet service coverage and add to our extensive portfolio of integrated global communications solutions.”

Tinet’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paolo Susnik, said, “Our companies share the common vision of meeting the growing demands of local and international communications. We are honored to be working with PCCW Global in expanding our EtherCloud service globally into various Ethernet-lit locations in Asia, further enhancing Ethernet adoption at a global level.”

Tinet launched EtherCloudSM, a global wholesale Ethernet offering, in April. EtherCloud is a Layer 2 platform connecting diverse partner networks into a seamless Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end connectivity around the world.

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