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Telstra expands IPVN services to China

Ike Suarez | Nov. 18, 2013
Agreement with China Telecom to enable multinational locators to connect to Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US

Telstra's Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IPVN) now extends into Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai following the Australian telco's  agreement with China Telecom, Telstra Global announced early this November.

"Under an agreement with China Telecom, Telstra  Global's  enhanced  network connectivity will enable multinational  companies in three key cities to access Telstra Global's on-net IPVN coverage," said a Telstra  Global press statement.

Next Convergence Network

Telstra Global will also connect to China Telecom's Next Convergent Network (CN2 network) , an architecture  optimized for IPVN, added the statement.

"With the Chinese telecommunication's space highly regulated, it's crucial we optimize existing partnerships with local incumbents like China Telecom to support businesses operating in and from China's economic hubs," the statement said quoting Telstra head of connectivity and platforms portfolio, Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin.

The services will offer direct IPVN connectivity between China , the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US, according to her.

Telstra Global's IPVN connectivity Telstra Global's connectivity will be monitored 24 X 7 by Telstra's Customer Control Centre and local support will be in cooperation with China Telecom via Telstra offices in each of the three cities, according to the statement.

Telstra Global is a division of Telstra Corporation Ltd. and is a global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services.

China Telecom is a State-owned Chinese operator that is into fixed telephone lines, mobile, Internet access and application services.



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