October 17, 2006
HONG KONG and STOCKHOLM -- TeliaSonera International Carrier (“TeliaSonera”), a wholly owned subsidiary of TeliaSonera Group (TLSN, SSE), and Hutchison Global Communications Limited (“HGC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (SEHK:2332 NYSE:HTX), today announced the joint establishment of the Gigabit Ethernet circuit between Hong Kong and the US.
TeliaSonera expands its extensive international backbone into Asia and sets up its first point of presence (“PoP”) in Hong Kong. Asian customers will benefit from the availability of high quality IP, Voice/VoIP and mobile services and the ability to connect locally to Europe’s largest and fastest growing IP-backbone AS1299.
TeliaSonera provides cross-border services worldwide to operators, service and content providers and other large-scale users within the communications industry. Its international network consists of a 20,000-km European network (including Baltic and Eastern European states) and an 18,000-km fibre-based trans-American network. The Hong Kong PoP, which will be up and running on 1 December 2006, will be incorporated with the TeliaSonera International Carrier global IP-backbone that has a bandwidth of multiple 10 Gbps high-speed links.
“The expansion into Asia is a strategic step in our ambition to become one of the three largest global IP carriers,” said Ingvar Larsson, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier. ”Our Hong Kong PoP is a tangible sign of our belief in the Asian market. Developing an Asian presence and delivering Internet, mobile and media services globally is the future for TeliaSonera.”
“We chose HGC as a supplier for two reasons,” Mr Larsson continued. “First, they demonstrate flexibility and willingness to innovate. Second, they are committed to supporting the high quality standards our customers demand.”
Hutchison Global Communications Ltd. (HGC)
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