Pacnet has said it plans to expand its IP VPN footprint in China, increasing its market coverage to serve large customers.
This will cover carriers and multinational enterprises that offer e-commerce and telecommunications services in China.
In a statement on October 29, the networking service provider said that its equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (China), or PBS, has received an enhanced value-added service license from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The license expands PBS's IP VPN coverage from 20 cities to 23 provinces, the company said.
According to Pacnet, it is the first Sino-foreign telecommunications joint venture to receive this license, which also allows PBS to continue to operate Internet data centers in five cities and provide Internet access in 10 cities.
Pacnet will connect its IP VPN service to these data centers, providing a platform to offer enhanced managed services and cloud-based services. PBS will now be able to deliver its IP VPN service to the province-level municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and, Chongqing and 18 provinces including Hebei, Shanxi, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, Sichuan, Shaanxi. The autonomous region of Inner Mongolia will also be covered, according to the company's statement.
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