Bharti, Pacnet Connect

Pacnet and Bharti Airtel join forces to deliver enhanced connectivity to and from India

June 18, 2008

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SINGAPORE -- During a media briefing in Singapore, Pacnet and Bharti Airtel today signed an NNI (network-to-network interface) agreement to interconnect their respective networks, expanding connections to and from India.

Under the scope of the agreement, the two companies will directly interconnect their network infrastructure to expand their respective MPLS (multi protocol label switching) -based IP VPN (Internet Protocol virtual private network) capabilities and to provide advanced IP solutions to key business customers in the region.

“As we continue to see high growth in enterprise communication requirements to and from India, we are pleased to team up with Bharti Airtel in delivering seamless connectivity to our customers. This partnership will help strengthen our reach across all major business markets within India as well as provide customers with industry-leading communication solutions,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Pacnet.

In a separate release:

SINGAPORE -- Following the signing of an NNI (network-to-network interface) agreement to interconnect their respective networks, expanding connections to and from India, Pacnet and Bharti Airtel today also announced a special “Gateway to India” offering for STM-1 and larger International Private Line circuits between the United States and India.

Delivered in collaboration with Pacific Crossing the “Gateway to Asia” offering will leverage the strengths of each company’s subsea assets to provide a fast, resilient end-to-end connection for enterprise customers who have a large capacity requirement between these markets. The connections will utilize Bharti Airtel’s i2i system, Pacnet’s EAC-C2C network and Pacific Crossing’s PC-1 cable system.

“This partnership marks a milestone in carrier collaboration, embracing the strength of each participating service provider to deliver high capacity IPL services that are being demanded by enterprise customers around the world looking to connect into and from India,” said Dennis Muscat, Senior Vice President of Sales, Pacnet South Asia.


Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL)

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