China Telecom Americas, an international subsidiary of China Telecom, announced it is collaborating with Sprint Nextel to strengthen its global MPLS VPN capabilities. As part of the collaboration, the two companies will interconnect their data networks, allowing China Telecom Americas’ customers to experience the same congestion-free connectivity with security, redundancy and quality of service they have come to expect on the China Telecom Americas’ existing MPLS network.
In a statement, the two operators said the combined networks will allow China Telecom Americas to extend its existing capabilities and footprint around the world by giving China Telecom Americas’ customers access to the full range of capabilities inherent in Sprint’s global Tier 1 IP network. China Telecom Americas’ MPLS VPN network is connected directly to Sprint’s network via network-to-network interfaces (NNI).
“This collaboration enables businesses to simplify network operations worldwide by providing data, voice and video service on a single, secure network platform, and experience ubiquitous connectivity across China Telecom America, its parent, China Telecom and its various partner networks,” said Donald Tan, China Telecom Americas president, in a statement. “Collaborating with Sprint allows China Telecom Americas to extend the reach of robust MPLS VPN capabilities as more and more companies expand their operations from the Americas into and beyond China.”
Dan Dooley, president of wireline services at Sprint, added in the statement: “Building on our NNI relationship with China Telecom Corporation Limited to extend Sprint’s Global MPLS capabilities for our customers in China, we’re pleased to deepen that relationship by supporting China Telecom Americas. China Telecom Americas now can better meet customer needs in North and South America with a seamless data network experience and serve as a 1-stop shop for their customers.”