China Telecom and Sprint Nextel Teaming Up

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China Telecom Corporation Limited and Sprint (NYSE:S) have started collaborating efforts by interconnecting the IP VPN networks of the two companies - according to ad-hoc news. This will complement Sprint’s Global MPLS capabilities for customers in China.

The strategy includes establishing multiple, redundant network-to-network interconnection (NYSE:NNI) agreements between Sprint and China Telecom in the Asia-Pacific region so customers can experience the same congestion-free connectivity within China and the security, redundancy and quality of service they have come to expect on the Sprint Global MPLS network.

This collaboration enables businesses to simplify network operations worldwide by allowing them to converge data, voice and video on a single, secure network platform, and experience ubiquitous connectivity across Sprint and partner networks,’ said Dan Dooley, vice president of international and wholesale markets, Sprint.

Sprint’s Global MPLS capabilities reach 137 countries worldwide and the company continues to grow IP business domestically and internationally, providing customers with enhanced capabilities by enabling connectivity to wherever customers conduct business.

Collaborating with China Telecom allows Sprint to extend its existing capabilities and footprint in China by giving Sprint customers access to the full range of capabilities inherent in China Telecom’s Next Convergence Network with coverage in more than 200 cities and 600 routers across the country.