PCCW Global, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and INTERNEXA, a multinational telecommunications and ICT solutions company that operates the largest terrestrial telecommunications network in South and Central America, announce today their agreement to interconnect their Ethernet networks.
PCCW Global is rated one of the top three MPLS providers in Asia and has an extensive global coverage and outstanding network performance. This Ethernet interconnect will allow PCCW Global to ride on INTERNEXA’s Ethernet infrastructure, thereby offering its customers unprecedented connectivity in South and Central America and further strengthening PCCW Global’s switched Ethernet footprints in Latin America.
INTERNEXA can extend its international Ethernet connectivity via PCCW Global’s Ethernet network which covers over 70 countries worldwide, meeting customers’ demands for high quality and cost-effective international connectivity.
This collaboration will foster a closer business relationship between the two operators as they leverage each other’s strengths and become more competitive Ethernet providers in the global market.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said,“We are extremely pleased to enter into this strategic relationship with INTERNEXA, a strong player in Latin America. We believe this collaboration will add significant value to the breadth and quality of our services to our new and existing customers across the globe.”
Mr. Genaro García Domínguez, Chief Executive Officer of INTERNEXA, said,“On its way to international expansion in Latin America, INTERNEXA is working together with the highest quality allies in order to ensure the best service portfolio. The agreement with PCCW Global stunningly reflects the success of that policy. It is our strong will to keep building a relationship which will result in great benefits for both parties’ customers.”
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (PCCW.com) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.
As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global (pccwglobal.com) is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group’s telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies.
With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams based in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Covering more than 1,500 cities and 110 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, and voice services.
INTERNEXA (Internexa.com) is an affiliated company of INTERCONEXIÓN ELÉCTRICA S.A. –ISA-; through a decade of operations in the region, it is the region’s company for telecommunications infrastructure connectivity and an expert in the transport of national and international signals. INTERNEXA provides services to other carriers on the market through its operations in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and shortly in Argentina and Brazil.
Its vision is to create infrastructure to promote development in Latin America. Its operations began in 2001 in Colombia, where its headquarters are located. In 2003, with a 50% stake in TRANSNEXA S.A., it started operations in Ecuador. Recently, in 2008, it constituted an affiliate in Peru and, associated to the local operator CANTV, it started providing services from Caracas to Colombia. Its last operation is Chile, thus creating a great network in the region to allow INTERNEXA offer a service portfolio which is from day to day more important in carrying, connections and Internet access, infrastructure and operation, and maintenance,
Thus, it has become a strategic ally that helps its customers in the region, deploying all of its business potential enabling their growth in the market.
For more information, please contact:
Ivan Ho, Group Communications, PCCW Limited
T: +852 2883 8747 / E: ivan.wy.ho[.]pccw.com
Martin Ignacio Papa Rúa, Communications Analyst
INTERNEXA S.A E.S.P - T: +57 4 3171111 x73418 / E: mpaparua[.]internexa.com.co