PCCW Global and IFX Networks link Ethernet networks in Latin America
PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and IFX Networks, a regional network service provider with an extensive Ethernet platform in South America, have interconnected their Ethernet networks to enhance service offerings in the Latin American market. This agreement is an expansion of the existing MPLS relationship between PCCW Global and IFX Networks to deliver even better quality and more cost-effective Ethernet and MPLS solutions. IFX Networks’ customers can enjoy Dedicated and Switched Ethernet Services deployed on PCCW Global’s leading-edge international MPLS backbone with full guaranteed use of bandwidth and greater flexibility in terms of scalability and enhanced feature options. Mr. Richard Brolly, President of Americas of PCCW Global Inc., said, “PCCW Global takes pride in cooperating with service providers worldwide to extend our global coverage and improve our network performance. The new component of our interconnection with IFX Networks will enable us to offer competitively diverse solutions while increasing business and operational efficiency for our customers.” Mr. Luciano Salata, Vice President of IFX Networks, said, “Our partnership with PCCW Global was established when MPLS was almost rocket-science. In such scenario, the IFX-PCCW Global collaboration over the past decade provided an unparallelled quality of experience to regional and global customers that needed to go from Latin America to the rest of the world or vice versa. We are confident that this Ethernet interconnection is a natural step ahead to address the increasing demand for Ethernet services from all different vertical markets”.