Lightower Fiber Networks and PCCW Global Establish International Ethernet
HONG KONG and BOXBOROUGH, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 -- PCCW
Global, an operating division of HKT (SEHK: 6823), Hong Kong's
premier telecommunications service provider, and Lightower Fiber
Networks, the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity
network services that ensure optimal application and business
performance, have signed an agreement to establish international
Ethernet interconnectivity (E-NNIs) between their networks, enabling
both companies to leverage each other's network footprint and offer
end users additional networking solutions.
By establishing this Ethernet interconnect, Lightower will extend its
Switched and Dedicated regional Ethernet reach beyond the United
States and into 86 countries covered by PCCW Global's Ethernet
network with more than 100 Ethernet PoPs deployed on its leading-edge
international MPLS backbone.
Connecting major carrier hotels within New York and Chicago, the new
E-NNIs enhance PCCW Global's Ethernet capabilities in the United
States and will bridge the East Coast and Mid-West regions, thus
accelerating PCCW Global's plans to further expand its Ethernet
service offerings into the United States. PCCW Global is continuously
expanding its services into new markets and developing its business
into far-flung locations worldwide with carrier MPLS and Ethernet
interconnects reaching more than 3,000 destinations in 130 countries.
This collaboration also connects enterprises from developed metro
markets in the United States to any developed or emerging market
across the globe. Both Lightower and PCCW Global could benefit from
the interconnection and have seen strategic value in working together
to offer greater reach and connectivity to their mutual customers.
As one of the largest pure fiber providers in the United States,
Lightower's expansive network was optimized for high performance,
high capacity applications. With over 20,000 route miles of network
providing access to over 7,500 service locations, Lightower offers
dense end-to-end, all-fiber networking.
Mr. Richard Brolly, President of Americas of PCCW Global, said, "PCCW
Global is honored to be Lightower's first international Ethernet
bilateral partner. We are confident that this collaboration will
provide an unparalleled quality of experience to our regional and
global customers who will leverage Lightower's capabilities
throughout the United States."
Mr. Scott Levy, Vice President of Carrier Sales for Lightower, said,
"Ethernet interconnectivity affords carriers flexible ways to expand
into new markets and leverage cutting-edge services. With these
E-NNIs, PCCW Global is able to rapidly launch services in the U.S.
market, especially in high demand markets such as Herndon Virginia
and New York City. With our unique and redundant facilities,
Lightower offers carriers secure access to 130 data centers, and over
115 carrier hotels and central offices."
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT, Hong
Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, which is
majority-owned by PCCW Limited.
Covering more than 3,000 cities and 130 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 over IPX (VoIPX) services.
PCCW Global runs regional centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in
the US, Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom, Gossilies in
Belgium, Johannesburg in South Africa, Dubai in the United Arab
Emirates, Beijing in China, Tokyo in Japan, Seoul in Korea,
Singapore, while our team maintains presence in the Middle East,
Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications
service provider. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and
local and international businesses with a wide range of services
including local telephony, local data and broadband, international
telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses
such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting,
and contact centers.
Together with the highly successful media business of its parent
company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and
services across the PCCW Group's unique quadruple-play platforms --
fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.
About Lightower Fiber Networks
Lightower Fiber Networks is the
premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that
ensure optimal application and business performance. Serving
enterprise, government, carrier and data center customers, our
comprehensive suite of fiber-based solutions is delivered across a
robust, dense and highly-reliable network. The company offers over
20,000 route miles of network, providing access to over 7,500 service
locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Chicago Metro
with connectivity to critical international landing sites. Lightower
Fiber Networks is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more
information, please visit www.lightower.com or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.
For further information, please contact:
Group Communications Manager
Tel: +852 2883 8747
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
Lightower Fiber Networks
Tel: +1 866-695-3629
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