TNT Picks Infonet for VPN

Infonet's MPLS-enabled IP VPN Secure network connects 15 TNT Logistics sites around the world

October 2, 2003

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Infonet Services Corporation (NYSE: IN), a leading provider of global communications services for multinationals, today announced that TNT Logistics, a division of TPG, the global provider of mail, express and logistics services, has chosen Infonet to provide an MPLS enabled IP VPN Secure network for 15 TNT Logistics sites in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States.

With more than 32,000 employees in 36 countries, TNT Logistics is the second largest logistics provider in the world, and one of the few logistics providers capable of restructuring and managing the supply chains of globally operating corporations. TNT Logistics currently operates more than 1,100 contracts and manages more than 6.2 million square meters of warehouse space around the world.

"TNT Logistics has one of the most advanced global IT platforms in the logistics industry in place and continually aims to improve it in order to optimally achieve integration and visibility in our customers' supply chains," said Willem Veekens, IT Infrastructure Manager for TNT Logistics. "The enhanced global IT platform services that Infonet supplies will further support this goal."

Under the terms of the agreement, Infonet is providing TNT Logistics with a flexible IP VPN Secure based Wide Area Network (WAN) that prioritizes TNT Logistics' mission critical applications, including JD Edwards ERP.

Using both MPLS and Class of Service (CoS), Infonet's IP VPN Secure gives TNT Logistics the benefits of IP, coupled with an awareness to support its mission-critical ERP and non mission-critical email and Web-based applications in a secure and prioritized environment - allowing for the convergence of voice, video and data.

The Infonet network for TNT Logistics is both flexible and scalable. TNT Logistics can easily support its future growth and its clients' needs by quickly bringing new locations onto the network, in addition to being able to add new applications that require any point to any point connectivity.

"Infonet beat out the competition with outstanding Service Level Agreements, superior technical network design and impressive management reporting tools, but above all, Infonet's financial stability was a decisive factor," said Mr. Veekens. "Infonet has delivered on what it promised and what we expected, a robust and reliable network that addresses our business needs and remains cost-effective."

"Our goal was to create a network for TNT Logistics that would allow it to optimize its business processes through an MPLS enabled IP VPN, but still allows for the quick and easy adoption of new technologies and new applications anywhere TNT Logistics might be conducting business," said Carolien Nijhuis, Managing Director, Infonet Nederland. "We look forward to working with TNT Logistics as its requirements evolve, and new locations and applications come onto the network."

Infonet Services Corp.

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