Telstra Global and CenturyLink partner to extend network offerings in the United States

  Telstra Global and CenturyLink partner to extend network offerings in the
                                United States

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Telstra Global today announced that it
has established a network-to-network interconnection (NNI) agreement with
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), greatly increasing Telstra Global's footprint
across the United States.

The IP virtual private network (VPN) NNI offering will provide Telstra Global
access to 73 CenturyLink IP VPN points-of-presence (PoPs) in the U.S. This
access will significantly enhance service offerings with greater connectivity
and redundancy options for businesses across the region.

"Telstra Global customers now have even greater accessibility and choice of
telecommunication solutions across the U.S., providing business-ready networks
that help grow their businesses," said Tom Homer, Telstra Global Head of EMEA
and the Americas.

"This ongoing partnering relationship with CenturyLink, the third largest
telecommunications company in the United States, combined with our existing
network capabilities, means our customers can continue to expect
cost-effective, high-quality and reliable service, regardless of location."

CenturyLink Wholesale Vice President of Product and Marketing Eric Bozich
said: "CenturyLink's IP VPN network has best-in-class performance and coverage
across the U.S. Partnering with Telstra will combine the reach and
capabilities of two global leaders in delivering solutions to multi-national
business customers."

Telstra Global's hosting services are offered from 18 data centres worldwide
with an extensive choice of network connectivity options which extend to over
1,400 PoPs in more than 230 countries and territories.

About Telstra Global
Telstra Global is a leading global supplier of managed network services and
international data, voice and satellite services. It is a part of Telstra
Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP
backbone networks in the world.

Telstra Global provides innovative and flexible global communications services
and solutions for organisations looking to maximise the benefits of
globalisation, particularly across growth regions such as Asia, whilst driving
sustainability and enhancing business agility.

Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra
Global serves companies spanning Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. It
operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest and most diverse
in Asia Pacific. It has licences in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitates
access to over 1,400 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and
DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit

Media contacts:

Ogilvy Public Relations
Denise Penagos
Tel: +1-212-880-5374

Century Link
Stephanie Meisse
Tel: +1-419-755-8433

SOURCE Telstra Global

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