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Tata Communications partners PCCW Global to expand global network capabilities for video and data

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 14, 2014
It is the first collaboration in Asia Pacific to interconnect IPX and MPLS networks via a Network-to-Network Interface.

Tata Communications and PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong's telecommunications service provider HKT, have signed a high definition video conferencing (HDVC) interconnect agreement to interconnect the two companies' IPX and MPLS networks via a Network-to-Network Interface (NNI).

This bilateral HDVC interconnect agreement - the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region - will allow both companies to offer global enterprise customers enhanced network data centre services and the highest quality HD video conferencing capability. Besides that, it will also expand network capabilities for data and video, thereby allowing both companies to access each other's extensive global fiber-based MPLS networks.

PCCW Global and Tata Communications' respective enterprise customers now have the ability to connect directly in HD video with customers, suppliers and employees around the world through a faster, higher quality data connection. 

The interconnection will also enable customers of both companies to access a variety of applications (voice, data and video) regardless of their location and have the opportunity to expand their reach globally with increased access to destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

"There is a clear shift towards an open ecosystem between telecom providers in the Asia Pacific region. Providers are now aligning and interconnecting their networks so traffic can travel between their networks seamlessly and at the highest possible quality. For service providers and end-users, this means better service, better technology and unprecedented reach. This partnership creates new access routes for enterprise customers making video a daily business tool, boosting the pace of business across the region," said Rangu Salgame, Chief Executive Officer, Growth Ventures & Service Provider Group, Tata Communications.

"Together with Tata Communications, PCCW Global has played a vital role in making HD voice a central part of business communications in Asia Pacific. With our new agreement to interconnect IPX and MPLS via NNI, we have the ability to unlock additional opportunity for businesses both in the region and the world, by making video call and conferencing a central part of current communications portfolios and by leveraging the extensive coverage capability and quality of service capabilities of IPX," added Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global.


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