Sprint Expands Global IP Backbone to Taiwan

Sprint has announced the expansion of its global SprintLink? Internet Protocol (IP) network to include Taiwan, and Sprint’s acquisition of a Type II Telecommunications Business License for the provision of corporate data and IPL services to the Taiwan market.Taiwan is hailed as a strategic addition to Sprint’s expanding Asia-Pacific and global network, offering Taiwan-based global enterprises, carriers and ISPs enhanced connectivity to mainland China and to critical North American and European markets.

In Taipei to formally launch Sprint’s IP node, Connie Tang, Managing Director for Greater China and ASEAN at Sprint said, “Taiwan’s addition to Sprint’s Asia-Pacific network is a highly significant as it underpins our wider strategy for Greater China, as well as extending Sprint’s global footprint.”

“Our primary charter is to serve multinational enterprises with innovative network services that support global businesses,” Tang continued. “Sprint’s entry into Taiwan has been well received to date, particularly in the manufacturing and export industry sectors, where connectivity with mainland China and US markets is central to competitive business operations.”

Sprint now offers a comprehensive suite of corporate data services in Taiwan, including Network-based and CPE-based VPNs, IP VPNs, Frame Relay, ATM, Private Lines, Security and Managed Network Services, and a market-leading suite of next generation services: SprintLink Frame Relay, Packet Private Line and Virtual LAN services, based on next generation L2TPv3 technology.

With regional headquarters in Hong Kong and representation in Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, mainland China, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, Sprint provides businesses, multinational companies and carriers with high-speed Internet access and a broad portfolio of scalable IP products and services, as well as end-to-end international private lines.
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