PCCW, Tinet establish joint Ethernet extension partnership

PCCW Global, a subsidiary of Hong Kong's PCCW Ltd., and Tinet, a wholesale IP/Ethernet operator now owned by Neutral Tandem, have effectively "bridged" their Ethernet offerings to provide greater coverage and reach for their respective enterprise and wholesale customers.

As part of the new agreement, PCCW Global and Tinet, which collectively can provide international Ethernet connectivity to over 70 countries, will be able to provide one common shop for multi-site companies that have connectivity needs in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Both service providers bring something to the table. During the first stage of their collaboration, PCCW Global and Tinet will combine PCCW Global's expertise in international connectivity with Tinet's international Ethernet presence.

This new collaboration comes on the heels of Tinet's recently launched EtherCloud service, a Layer 2 platform service providers can use to provide connectivity for customers in locations outside of their network reach.

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