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Telstra Global and CenturyLink partner to extend network offerings in the United States

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Telstra Global and CenturyLink partner to extend network offerings in the United States

09:00 EDT Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telstra Global today announced that it has established a network-to-network interconnection (NNI) agreement with CenturyLink, Inc.  (NYSE: CTL), greatly increasing Telstra Global's footprint across the United States.

The IP virtual private network (VPN) NNI offering will provide Telstra Global access to 73 CenturyLink IP VPN points-of-presence (PoPs) in the U.S. This access will significantly enhance service offerings with greater connectivity and redundancy options for businesses across the region.

"Telstra Global customers now have even greater accessibility and choice of telecommunication solutions across the U.S., providing business-ready networks that help grow their businesses," said Tom Homer, Telstra Global Head of EMEA and the Americas.

"This ongoing partnering relationship with CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, combined with our existing network capabilities, means our customers can continue to expect cost-effective, high-quality and reliable service, regardless of location."

CenturyLink Wholesale Vice President of Product and Marketing Eric Bozich said: "CenturyLink's IP VPN network has best-in-class performance and coverage across the U.S. Partnering with Telstra will combine the reach and capabilities of two global leaders in delivering solutions to multi-national business customers."

Telstra Global's hosting services are offered from 18 data centres worldwide with an extensive choice of network connectivity options which extend to over 1,400 PoPs in more than 230 countries and territories.

About Telstra Global Telstra Global is a leading global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a part of Telstra Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.

Telstra Global provides innovative and flexible global communications services and solutions for organisations looking to maximise the benefits of globalisation, particularly across growth regions such as Asia, whilst driving sustainability and enhancing business agility.

Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra Global serves companies spanning Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. It operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. It has licences in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitates access to over 1,400 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.

About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink? Prism? TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com. 

Media contacts:

Ogilvy Public Relations Denise Penagos Tel: +1-212-880-5374 Email: denise.penagos@ogilvy.com 

Century Link Stephanie Meisse Tel: +1-419-755-8433

SOURCE Telstra Global

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