January 18, 2010 07:01 ET

China Telecom Selects Tinet for International Ethernet Private Line Service

MILAN, ITALY--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - Tinet, formerly the carrier arm of Tiscali Group and the only global carrier exclusively committed to the IP and Ethernet wholesale market, and China Telecom (Europe) Ltd. (China Telecom Europe), the subsidiary of China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China's principal telecom operator and comprehensive information provider and owner of the world's largest fixed-line communication network, announce today China Telecom's partnership with Tinet for International Ethernet Private Line service.

This service provides Layer 2 carrier Ethernet solution to customers in the metropolitan cities across the world. Through this partnership, the service expands to more than 220+ POPs in Mainland China, over 70 POPs in Europe and more than 15 global POPs in other regions. Through these and other efforts, China Telecom is aiming for regional development and market expansion into Europe, Middle East and Africa.

This partnership offers mutual benefits to both Tinet and China Telecom; China Telecom customers will be able to connect their offices in Europe and the rest of world through standard Ethernet interface on a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint International Ethernet connectivity with speeds ranging up to 1000M. CTExcelink International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL) is an end-to-end, managed bandwidth service based on next generation SDH/Sonet transport service -- Multi Service Transport Platform (MSTP) with a high level of flexibility and security for easy LAN extension, WAN connection and high traffic volume applications.

Tinet's Ethernet Extension is a layer-2 service, with end-to-end VPLS support and bandwidth and latency guarantees, enabling both the replacement of legacy IPLC and of traditional VPN technologies with simpler and more cost effective layer-2 VPN solutions.

"Tinet has the capability to satisfy China Telecom's stringent technical requirements, including VLAN Tag support, Q in Q, large MTU size requirements and VPLS support with a global service level agreement," states Yan OU, Managing Director of China Telecom Europe. "With its robust and resilient Ethernet network service, Tinet is a secure and reliable choice for China Telecom."

"The China Telecom partnership illustrates the importance of flexibility in partnering for services," states Paolo Gambini, Chief Marketing Officer of Tinet. "As the principal telecom operator for China, China Telecom has selected Tinet to ensure cost effectiveness, scalability and reliability through Tinet's high bandwidth network coverage across Europe."

Tinet's Ethernet Extension service delivers end-to-end connectivity down to the end user buildings through Ethernet NNIs with local access providers around the globe. It is a wholesale service aimed at supplying last mile connectivity into international destinations to those regional service providers that have a need to fulfill the global networking requirements of their enterprise customers.

For more information about Tinet, please visit For more information on China Telecom Europe, please visit

About China Telecom:

China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) is an extra-large State-owned telecom operator in China, and was selected into the Top 500 Global Corporations for many years. China Telecom mainly provides the integrated information services including the fixed-line telephone, mobile service, Internet connection and applications services.

China Telecom is made up of 31 branch units across the provinces and cities of Mainland China and 3 overseas branch offices, including China Telecom (Europe) Ltd (CTE). Established in 2006, CTE is committed to providing customers with China Telecom's top-quality one-stop global business communication solutions and enhanced European market services. In particular, we provide unparalleled communications solutions linking Mainland China and Europe.

For more information on China Telecom Europe, please visit

About Tinet:

Tinet, formerly the carrier arm of Tiscali Group, is the only global carrier exclusively committed to the IP and Ethernet wholesale market. With network presence and customers in EMEA, Americas and APAC, Tinet provides global IP Transit and Ethernet connectivity to Carriers, Service and Content Providers worldwide, within 7 working days. The carrier guarantees customers proactive management of SLAs and protection from dDoS attacks.

Established in 2002, Tinet's unique business model, based on focus and simplicity, assures the delivery of the highest standard of service. Tinet has grown to become one of the top 10 global IPv4 backbones and the number one IPv6 network worldwide.

For more information on Tinet, please visit For Tinet media inquiries, please contact Jaymie Scotto & Associates at +1.866.695.3629 or

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