PCCW's Beyond the Network Provides
Connectivity Solutions to TransTeleCom of Russia
Deal Empowers Russia's Largest Provider of
Broadband Communication Services to Provide Wholesale International Internet
Hong Kong August 8, 2001 - Global Internet connectivity provider,
Beyond the Network (BtN), a wholly owned subsidiary of PCCW (SEHK: 0008,
ADR-NYSE: PCW), announced today that Russia's leading telecom operator,
TransTeleCom Company ("TTC"), has signed an agreement to lease a
committed STM4 of capacity (equivalent to 622 Mbps) by connecting into a BtN
Multi-Service IP Port in London.
Signed in Hong Kong between BtN's Chief Operating Officer Braham Singh and
TTC's President Victor Ratnikov, the agreement will enable TTC to provide
end-to-end international IP solutions to its domestic customers including
Internet Access, MPLS enabled Virtual Circuits and VOIP.
Since its launch in February 2001, BtN has built a legacy-free, all IP-based
Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled network across Europe, Asia and
the Americas, providing ISPs and emerging telecom carriers with faster, more
flexible and scalable connectivity solutions worldwide through unique BtN
Multi-Service IP ports.
Such sales illustrate the close cooperation between BtN and Reach, the joint
venture between PCCW and Telstra. Reach provides the underlying transmission to
the BtN backbone. In addition, all IP virtual circuits sold by TransTeleCom for
Asia termination shall run over Reach's owned SMW3 transmission between the UK
and Hong Kong.
"With our global network expansion under way, we are pleased to form a
strategic relationship with TransTeleCom and jointly deliver our advanced
solutions to the Russian market, which carries strong business development
potential," said Jeffrey Stark, BtN's Executive Vice President and General
Manager for Latin America, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and South
Asia. "Thanks to the relationship, we believe we are well positioned to
address the Russian market through TransTeleCom's infrastructure."
Attending the signing ceremony today, Mr. Ratnikov said: "This agreement
will empower TTC to provide end-to-end, international solutions to its domestic
customers, as well as to offer high quality, diversified connectivity to Asian
and European operators."
TTC, as Russia's largest provider of broadband communication services, can
now speed up its offering of MPLS-enabled VPN services into Russia and deliver
services such as data, video, voice and streaming media to TTC's 900 domestic
nodes, through a single BtN Multi-Service IP Port.
About Beyond the Network (BtN)
Launched in February 2001, BtN offers end-to-end IP network services to
wholesale customers over its own IP Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
technology-based global network. A wholly owned subsidiary of PCCW with offices
in Asia, North America and the Middle East, BtN links continents with its global
fiber network by connecting regional access points in major international
gateways and interfacing them with its networks across Asia, Europe and the
BtN is focused on expanding its global reach using advanced technology that
offers customers greater scalability, increased security and speed, prioritized
traffic flows, enhanced quality of service (QoS), cost efficiencies on a global
end-to-end coverage basis and a host of web-based monitoring tools that
traditional networks do not provide. BtN's customers include emerging carriers,
Internet service providers, Internet content providers and ASPs. Primary
services range from IP transit and global VPN connectivity, to VoIP and content
delivery network solutions.
About TransTeleCom (TTC)
TransTeleCom Company is Russia's largest provider of broadband communication
services. With the completion of its nationwide fiber optic network stretching
from Europe to Asia, the company is ideally positioned to launch its services in
the international market. TransTeleCom's proprietary high-speed network provides
the shortest and fastest connection between Europe and Asia, and enables
telecommunications providers to avoid the overextended Eurasian information
Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited (SEHK: 0008, ADR-NYSE: PCW), the Hong
Kong-listed flagship of the Pacific Century Group, is one of Asia's leading
integrated communications companies. From its market-leading position in Hong
Kong, PCCW is focused on building shareholder value by leveraging synergies
between its core businesses and partners, and by delivering total solutions to
customers throughout Asia, particularly in greater China. PCCW provides key
services in the areas of: integrated telecommunications; broadband solutions;
mobility and connectivity; narrowband and interactive broadband (Internet
Services); business e-solutions; data centers and related infrastructure.
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