January 11, 2007 16:23 ET

Vanco Announces 100% Growth in Asia

2,300 Telecom Sites Under Management in the Region

NEW YORK, NY and HONG KONG -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 11, 2007 -- Vanco, the pioneering global Virtual Network Operator (VNO), has announced that it has reached the milestone of 100% growth in the Asia-Pacific region in the last twelve months.

The significance of the region was recently underlined during a panel discussion organized by Vanco at the British Consulate in New York where Gartner analyst David Neil addressed a crowd of Fortune 500 executives considering or embarking upon expansion in Asia Pacific. Neil affirmed, "The attractiveness of the Asia/ Pacific region is growing. Companies should look to managed network services as a proven alternative in a challenging region."

Vanco has uniquely deep expertise in designing and managing telecommunications networks in Asia Pacific. During 2006, Vanco has doubled the number of sites under management in the region, with the total number now at 2,300. This growth has fueled Vanco's expansion in Asia, as last year new Vanco offices were opened in Shanghai, China, and New Delhi, India, in addition to its existing regional hub in Singapore, and office in Sydney, Australia.

Vanco also announces that it will be opening an additional office in Hong Kong in the next two months.

Allen Timpany, Vanco CEO, comments, "Our tremendous growth in the Asian region demonstrates the strength of the VNO approach anywhere in the world. More and more multinational organisations are looking to open offices, factories or other facilities in the region and they need a reliable partner to network these sites and so harness the benefits of operating in a truly global fashion."

Speaking from the ITU exhibition in Hong Kong, the world's largest telecommunications show with over 60,000 attendees, Timpany added, "What's more, we are winning significant pieces of business from Asian companies with networking requirements both in Asia and around the world."

About Vanco

Established in 1988, Vanco plc (LSE: VAN) is the pioneering and leading global Virtual Network Operator. Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimized and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world.

With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco ( is selected by the world's largest organizations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail.

Through the Vanco network solution clients get access to the greatest geographic coverage available through a single provider. Vanco offers incomparable flexibility to customize and adapt the solution in line with market changes and business priorities.

Vanco is recognized by the industry for its financial success and world-class customer service delivery. A significant proportion of its investment capital goes into customer care which is reflected by the awards won, independent market research and client retention.

Contact Information

  • For information, please contact:

    Keith Goldberg
    Marketing Manager
    Vanco US
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    Marti Griffin
    Account Director
    Austin Lawrence
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