Some of the top mobile operators in China will interconnect their Internet services by forging an agreement with Pacnet, a provider of managed data connectivity solutions in China.
China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile have signed Master Service Agreements with Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (PBS), for border global protocol (BGP) services that will integrate into Pacnet’s Internet network fabric in China.
Pacnet said the agreements will ensure that the telcos’ BGP Internet services are attune to international standards and ensure that the telcos are geared for scalable expansion. The agreements also guarantee that the BGP Internet services’ performance levels are within service level agreements.
On the part of Pacnet, the MSAs further strengthen its positioning in the China market aside from being a licensed service provider in China that offers a full suite of IPVPN services, Internet services, and data centre services.
"This strategic partnership not only strengthens PBS's relationship with local carriers but has also enabled us to be at the forefront of the cloud computing industry in China," said Henry Lam, chief executive officer, PBS. "We are uniquely positioned to offer cloud service providers with reliable and seamless connectivity, flexible plans and quality of service backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements in China. As a leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions, we can guarantee the availability and performance of customers' services.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has awarded PBS licences, which allow PBS to offer IP VPN services across 23 provinces in China, Internet access services in 10 cities and data centre network services in five cities.
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