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PCCW Global and Paltel strengthen worldwide coverage through MPLS Inter-Carrier Interconnection agreement

PCCW Global Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and Palestine Telecommunications Company (PALTEL), an integrated telecom operator in the Palestinian Territories, have signed a MPLS Inter-Carrier Interconnection (ICI) agreement to strengthen coverage in the Middle East and beyond.

PCCW Global and Paltel will cooperate to provide high quality and cost-effective MPLS services to Palestinian enterprises via PCCW Global’s robust infrastructure, which covers 1,500 cities in 110 countries worldwide.

Mr. Frederick Chui, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Sales, said, “Palestine’s telecom market has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent years. Our cooperation with Paltel will enable us to get a foothold in this market and extend our coverage in the Middle East.”

Mr. Abdul Majeed Melhem, Paltel’s General Manager, said, “Paltel’s agreement with PCCW Global is an important milestone in our roadmap of the year 2011. Paltel is now able to provide world-class international connectivity service for its customers, enabling them to securely and effectively connect their business offices across the world. Paltel clearly identifies the value such services bring in integrating the Palestinian businesses with the rest of the world, at the time when the Palestinian economy is flourishing towards a stable and sustainable growth.”

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