Pacific Telecommunications Council

Announcements at PTC’14

Monday, 20 January 2014

Deutsche Telekom Opens New IP PoP in Hong Kong

Bonn, Hong Kong – January 20, 2014 – International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom AG, is announcing the launch of a new point of presence (PoP) in Hong Kong. Based on ICSS’s Next Generation Voice international (NGVi) platform, this move expands the company’s reach in the Asia Pacific region by providing fast and reliable voice connectivity to Europe and the United States as well as within Asia. In addition, it lays the groundwork for future development of the Asian voice market.

Hong Kong continues to evolve as a leading global business hub, thus requiring expansion of reliable telecommunication services. The new PoP fulfills that need while reducing transmission distances and latency. Furthermore it supports all major IP protocols. ICSS’s strong sales force located in Hong Kong and Singapore will be there to serve customers’ needs for high-quality termination. ICSS aims to double its market share in Asia within three years.

“I believe this is a clear signal of our intention to serve not only western markets, but all markets across the globe,” says Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions. “At ICSS, we see great growth potential in the Asia-Pacific region, and we will persist in helping regional clients expand their business opportunities.”

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with 140 million mobile customers, over 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year – more than half of it
outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012).

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About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)

International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world’s leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 700 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.

The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:

Internet & Content: Ensure best user experience by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.

Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.

Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.

Global Capacity: Manage your growing European and transatlantic backbone requirements with tailored, reliable and high-speed connectivity solutions.

Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

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Press Contacts:
Deutsche Telekom AG
International Wholesale Business Unit
Lisa Elisabeth Krenz
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 181 18798

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Intelligent Community Forum Top7

On January 23, 2014 the Intelligent Community Forum will announce the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2014 as part of a three-day event hosted by the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year, Taichung City, Taiwan.

January 23 will consist of a full day conference with keynote speeches from Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu and ICF Co-Founder Lou Zacharilla, other global thought leaders will take part in interactive sessions and panel discussions about the Intelligent Community movement. The announcement of the Top7 communities will be made at a banquet on the evening of January 23. On January 22 and 24 the host city of Taichung will stage tours of the community to showcase successful programs such as traditional culture and green initiatives.

The Intelligent Community Forum would like to thank the Pacific Telecommunications Council which hosted the Top7 announcement at their annual conference in Honolulu, Hawaii for many years. The Intelligent Community of the Year for 2014 will be named at the annual summit of the Intelligent Community Forum in New York, June 4-6.

O3b announces first successful live test of broadband voice and video on Oceus Networks 4G/LTE portable tactical mobile solution

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – O3b Networks today announced that it has completed a successful live test of broadband voice and video on a 4G/LTE mobile wireless solution.

The interoperability testing, conducted on behalf of O3b by OCEUS Networks, shows that O3b’s innovative Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation can support the low latency required on cutting edge 4G/LTE technologies.

Interoperability testing was conducted between the Oceus Networks Xiphos 4G/LTE mobile network equipment and both an O3b Lab Simulator and over the air testing through the O3b Gateway in Lurin, Peru. In the tests, the O3b network supported latency sensitive 4G traffic with round trip latency over the satellite link below 150 msec.

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O3b announces agreement with Palau Telecoms

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – O3b Networks today announced an agreement to provide O3bTrunk services to broadband wireless Internet provider Palau Telecoms. Palau Telecoms will use O3b as their backhaul provider from Palau to the Internet.

The new O3b solution utilizes MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) satellites at much lower altitudes. This means that O3b can offer fiber-like speeds with lower latency supporting new cloud based enterprise and interactive consumer applications.

O3bTrunk is a highly affordable satellite service akin to the performance and speed of fiber. The entire Pacific region will enjoy much improved connectivity, benefiting both private and corporate customers in Palau. The deal adds to O3b’s growing presence in the Pacific region already having contracted more commercial IP trunking bandwidth than any other satellite operator making O3b the leading satellite operator in the region.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Alcatel-Lucent and Interchange to deliver ultra-broadband connectivity linking Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

New undersea cable system spanning more than 3000km will reduce the digital divide in the Pacific and builds on the start of commercial service on the Vanuatu-Fiji system.

Paris, January 22, 2014 – Interchange Limited, a Vanuatu-based company, is expanding its undersea infrastructure with a new cable system spanning more than 3000km that will link the Pacific islands of Vanuatu, the Solomons and Papua New Guinea). The new system will use Alcatel-Lucent’s submarine technology to deliver ultra-broadband access capability, to underpin the creation of an enabling environment for sustainable economic and social growth.

The new system will connect Port Vila, Vanuatu, to Port Moresby, PNG, with branches to Luganville, Vanuatu, and Honiara in the Solomon islands. Initially operating at 40 gigabit-per-second (Gbit/s) speeds and offering an ultimate design capacity of 1.2 terabit-per-seconds, the system will increase Internet speeds for new and existing service providers to support the deployment of applications for ehealthcare, e-education, Government communications and tourism while further strengthening Vanuatu’s competitive position as an e-business hub.

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Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade EASSy submarine cable system along Africa’s eastern and southern coast

Upgrade to 10,000km subsea system linking South Africa to Sudan will further boost ultra-broadband capacity and strengthen onward connectivity between eastern & southern Africa and Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Paris, January 22, 2014 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to upgrade the EASSy submarine cable system, one of the largest and most modern systems serving Africa, with the deployment of the latest 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbit/s) technology.

Alcatel-Lucent‘s 100G technology will enable the system to ultimately carry capacity in excess of 10Tbit/s, further complementing its ability to carry high volumes of data capacity on the EASSy system, which runs 10,000km from South Africa to Sudan, in support of the continued explosion of data traffic in Africa. Alcatel-Lucent will leverage its unmatched experience of deployments around Africa to provide this upgrade within EASSy’s requested timeframe.

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