Telecom Lead Asia: Pacnet, a global telecommunications provider, has entered into Master Service Agreements (MSAs) with each of China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile to deliver BGP Internet connectivity services that will integrate into its Internet network fabric in China.
The agreements are signed between the operators and Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (PBS).
The service ensures that BGP Internet services offered will conform to internationally recognized performance standards, ensure scalable expansion opportunities for customers, and provide for service level agreements.
The MSAs will give Pacnet the building blocks to provide service to global cloud service providers looking to establish their presence in the country.
The services in the MSAs complete another strategic step towards Pacnet’s ability to leverage its unique capabilities as a licensed service provider in China that offers a full suite of IPVPN services, Internet services, and data center services.
The partnership not only strengthens PBS’s relationship with local carriers but has also enabled us to be at the forefront of the cloud computing industry in China, said Henry Lam, chief executive officer of PBS. “We are uniquely positioned to offer cloud service providers with reliable and seamless connectivity, flexible plans and quality of service backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements in China.”
PBS is the first Sino-foreign joint venture telecommunications service provider in China to have been awarded licenses by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). These licenses allow PBS to provide IP VPN services across 23 provinces in China, Internet access services in 10 cities and data center network services in 5 cities.
As part of Pacnet’s strategy to play a lead role in cloud computing industry in China, the company recently opened Pacnet Data Center in Chongqing.
Earlier this year, Pacnet also added two new CDN Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in China. The expansion enables Pacnet to enhance its content delivery network (CDN) service and increase the performance and speed of digital content delivery in China.