PCCW, du in MPLS network service deal
Dubai, February 5, 2008
PCCW Global Limited has signed a network service agreement to interconnect with du, the new telecommunications services provider in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
PCCW Global is a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited.
PCCW and du will assist each other in meeting the surge in demand for international connectivity by linking their networks to address markets in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Europe and mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.
The co-operation to establish an MPLS node in Dubai will extend PCCW Global’s global infrastructure into one of the Middle East’s key markets, as well as allowing du access to PCCW Global’s extensive worldwide network.
du’s chief executive officer Osman Sultan said the strategic alliance with PCCW Global formed an important cornerstone for the company to leverage on and benefit from each other’s strengths.
"As a result of the partnership, our customers will benefit from PCCW Global’s MPLS-based global network while our presence in the Gulf will offer enhanced reach to PCCW Global and its customers. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with PCCW Global to offer the best in seamless connectivity to customers.”
du’s International and Wholesale Executive Vice President Andrew Grenville added, "The enterprise business segment is witnessing healthy growth for connectivity into and out of the UAE. At this stage it is very important for us to choose strong global partners to meet this demand. We are glad to co-operate with PCCW Global to bring a wealth of global experience and offer tremendous synergy to our operations and choice to our customers.”
PCCW Global’s Chief Executive Officer Marc Halbfinger said: “We are pleased to expand service coverage via a regional partner such as du to new markets in the Gulf. We are confident that alliances like this will help us achieve our objective of providing superior network service and support. Our relationship with du is part of a strategy to collaborate with quality service providers so that we can work ever closer with our customers to extend their network reach.”
Interconnections made possible via partnerships with regional and international carriers enable PCCW Global and du to provide simple and cost-effective solutions for the international business community.-TradeArabia News Service