SOURCE: Arkadin


July 16, 2012 21:00 ET

Arkadin and Chunghwa Telecom Sign Partnership to Broaden Conferencing Services to Customers

Partnership Strengthens Arkadin's Presence in Asia-Pacific With Its 50th Global Office

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - Arkadin, one of the world's largest collaboration service providers, and Chunghwa Telecom, the incumbent telecommunications provider in Taiwan, announced today a partnership that will strengthen and extend their market potential in the region. Under the terms of the agreement, Arkadin will be the audio and web collaboration services provider to Chunghwa. Chunghwa's business customers will benefit with more comprehensive and innovative collaboration services with superior performance and reliability.

"This is a highly strategic partnership between two companies with similar goals to provide highest quality audio conferencing and collaboration services on the market," says T. F. Leng, President of Chunghwa Telecom International Business Group. "Chunghwa customers will now have a broader range of conferencing options, including audio, web conferencing and event services. Chunghwa customers will also be able to access conferencing services via mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices."

"To deliver on our promise of providing the best and most advanced collaboration services in the market, we seek partnerships with telecoms who share similar commitment to growth and customer service excellence," says Olivier de Puymorin, CEO and founder of Arkadin. "Chunghwa's industry-leading vision and networking excellence has propelled it to one of the most respected telecommunications companies in the world. We are proud to be affiliated with them and confident our combined strengths will enable greater innovation and increased market coverage in the region."

Arkadin establishes its 50th global office
To underscore its commitment to the partnership, Arkadin will establish local operations in Taipei making it their 50th global office. "A core competitive advantage is our localized approach to business," says Serge Genetet, Arkadin's EVP of Asia Pacific. "We look forward to working closely with Chunghwa's team to help grow and expand market share in the region."

About Arkadin
Founded in 2001, Arkadin is the 3rd largest collaboration service provider in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI.  Its global network of 50 operating centres in 29 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 25,500 customers.

About Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom ((TAIEX 2412) (NYSE: CHT) is Taiwan's leading telecom service provider. The Company provides fixed-line, mobile and Internet and data services to residential and business customers in Taiwan. To find out more about Chunghwa Telecom, please visit