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Telstra Reinforces Network Leadership Position in Asia-Pacific

Telstra Reinforces Network Leadership Position in Asia-Pacific 2016-08-19 19:23:55
HONG KONG, Aug 19, 2016 - After maintaining the highest product scores for High-Capacity Network and Low-Latency Network in Asia Pacific, two of the four use cases in the July 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for Network Services, Asia/Pacific, Telstra has announced further investment to expand its global network.

"High-capacity networks are increasingly critical in Asia as businesses digitise themselves and also provide content and applications to an ever-growing and demanding Asia Pacific consumer base," said Martijn Blanken, Telstra's Group Managing Director Global Enterprise and Services.

"We are pleased with this recognition from Gartner and are committed to investing in our network to further reinforce our network leadership," said Mr Blanken.

"We are opening up services on the Bay of Bengal Gateway and FASTER cables and we have now extended our high-capacity network by launching new points of presence in Hawaii, Seattle and the United Arab Emirates. We have also enhanced the access proposition for our VPN offering, giving customers greater flexibility in the way they send network traffic between virtual networks and on-premises locations," said Mr Blanken.

Gartner's annual Critical Capabilities report reviews the regional network services offerings in each market, with the Asia-Pacific report evaluating the 13 providers in the region across key use cases or capabilities.

Gartner reports the needs of multinational corporations "operating in the Asia/Pacific are evolving with changing trends. While the majority typically requires regional connectivity to all the major markets, very large MNCs now require deep domestic connectivity in emerging markets, such as China and India, where they have large or rapidly expanding operations.

"Software and media and content companies also require huge bandwidth for software and content distribution over the internet to the very large and fast-growing consumer market in Asia/Pacific. The banking and finance sector is increasingly looking at high-capacity and low-latency services for delay-sensitive applications, in particular for high-speed financial trading."

"Low-latency networks are vital for the banking and finance sector. With our high-capacity, low-latency Ethernet Private Line Express service we already provide some of the fastest point to point routes available between trading centres in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. We have now introduced new points of presence in London and Chicago, to enhance the options for ultra high speed movement of data into and out of the region," said Mr Blanken.

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About Telstra

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and information services company. We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets in Australia, operating the largest mobile and Wi-Fi networks. Globally, we provide end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions. We have licenses in Asia, Europe and the United States and offer access to more than 2,000 points of presence across the globe. For more information visit


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