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Telstra Hooks Up With China Telecom

HONG KONG -- Telstra today announced the expansion of its Telstra Global Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IPVPN) into China, connecting Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Under an agreement with China Telecom, Telstra Global’s enhanced network connectivity will enable multinational companies operating in the three key cities to access Telstra Global’s on-net IPVPN network coverage.

Telstra Global will also connect to China Telecom’s Next Convergent Network (CN2 network), an IPVPN optimised architecture that will further boost coverage, reliability and performance in China.

“With the Chinese telecommunications space highly regulated, it’s crucial we optimise existing partnerships with local incumbents like China Telecom to support businesses operating in and from China’s economic hubs,” Telstra Global’s Head of Connectivity & Platforms Portfolio Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin said.

“The new services we’re able to offer in China demonstrate Telstra Global’s commitment to continuously expanding our network coverage into key locations that are important to our customers’ business and operations.

“The enhanced services will offer direct and reliable IPVPN connectivity between China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the US. With the support of China Telecom, Telstra Global can strongly improve the user experience by increasing network responsiveness, service delivery and assurance.”

China Telecom’s Carrier Business Department Director Mr Hong Li Xiong said: “Today’s announcement further strengthens the business relationship between China Telecom and Telstra Global.

“The new services aim to deliver improved connectivity to Telstra customers, boosting performance on a local and global scale. We’re excited to work with Telstra Global on this and look forward to seeing the results it delivers.”

Telstra Global’s IPVPN connectivity will be monitored around the clock by Telstra’s Customer Control Centre and local support will be in cooperation with China Telecom via Telstra offices in each of the cities.

Telstra Corp. Ltd. (ASX: TLS; NZK: TLS)

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