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Cable Technology Feature Article

August 02, 2010

Low Latency Route Between Hong Kong and Europe Added by Tinet

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

The addition of a new terrestrial route to its backbone between Hong Kong and Europe has been announced by Tinet (News - Alert). The new low-latency route runs over the Transit Europe-Asia -- also known as TEA cable system. The terrestrial path extends from Stockholm, Sweden, across Russia and China, and into Hong Kong. The new route is expected to give Tinet’s IP Transit and Ethernet customers additional value.

“Tinet’s acquisition of the capacity on the TEA systems adds further value, both in terms of increased network diversity and improved latency for our IP Transit and Ethernet customers, particularly those who run time-sensitive applications,” said Paolo Susnik (News - Alert), CEO of Tinet said. “The route is indicative of Tinet’s continued focus on the needs of our wholesale customers who engage in carrier solutions to the financial trading markets, VoIP and other time sensitive applications.”

Tinet is the only global carrier exclusively committed to the IP and Ethernet wholesale market. Tinet was formerly the carrier arm of Tiscali (News - Alert) Group. Tinet has network presence and customers in EMEA, Americas and APAC. Carriers, Service and Content Providers worldwide are provided global IP Transit and Ethernet connectivity with 7working days by Tinet. Customer proactive management of SLAs and protection from dDoS attacks is guaranteed by the carrier.

Tinet’s unique business model is based on focus and simplicity. The highest standard of service delivery is assured by Tinet. High performance and cost-effective connectivity are provided by Tinet’s IP-Flow IP Transit service to the global Internet routing table for both IPv4 and IPv6.

Established in 2002, Tinet is one of the top 10 global IPv4 backbones and the number one IPv6 network around the world.

Due to VPLS technology, both point-to-point and any-to-any connectivity are supported by Tinet’s IP-Flow Ethernet Private Line also known as EPL service, a layer 2 transport service. Last-mile connectivity to international destinations is supplied by Ethernet Extension, a wholesale service. Regional service providers, systems integrators and resellers that need to fulfill global Ethernet requirements and deliver international connectivity services to corporate customers can avail this service.

Further information on Tinet is available at the website www.tinet.net.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri