Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pactel International expands its TIER 1 IP Backbone to New Caledonia

Sydney, Australia, 20th November 2013, Pactel International (“Pactel”), a leading telecommunications provider and a member of the SpeedCast Group, today announced an expansion of its TIER 1 IP Backbone to New Caledonia. Pactel was chosen by the local Carrier, OPT New Caledonia (“OPT NC”) to provide a large trunk of IP Backbone capacity to support OPT’s growing demand for greater bandwidth; supporting 3G services and future technology roll out in the territory.

The new network is strategically interconnected with Pactel’s two peering points in Sydney and therefore facilitates settlement-free peering with Pactel’s major peering partners including Microsoft, Yahoo, Akamai, Youtube and thereby promotes faster Internet speeds.
New Caledonia is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the Pacific region, with a high GDP per capita and vast mineral reserves. It is one of the first adopters of the Pacific fibre network rollout, and remains at the forefront of innovation in telecommunications services available to its citizens.

Pactel’s TIER 1 solution inherently minimizes latency and jitter, reduces packet loss and enhances OPT’s overall network capacity. Consequently, the upgraded network is expected to deliver high quality, high capacity Internet services to OPT’s growing number of wholesale, content provider and enterprise customers, as well as the end users. With Pactel’s solution, OPT NC will continue leading the Pacific carrier market by being at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

Director of Telecommunications Services, Bernard Idoux, of OPT New Caledonia said: “Pactel’s expertise in providing telecommunications solutions proved to be invaluable to OPT for the past fourteen years. With the extension of the fibre network roll out, we are confident in Pactel’s ability to effectively deliver and manage our IP connectivity services.”
The service is supported by 24/7 network monitoring and support from Pactel’s Network Operations Centre, and provides Pactel’s wholesale model reporting capabilities.
Steffen Holzt, Sales Director at Pactel International commented: “We appreciate the trust OPT have put into Pactel for providing them with connectivity, on which the whole country can rely on. Our strategy to invest into high capacity infrastructure is paying off with OPT New Caledonia being the fourth country to rely on our wholesale IP connectivity services.”

About Pactel International
Founded in 2003, Pactel International is an Australian-based satellite communications provider, supplying connectivity across all areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Our offerings range from commercial and corporate to carrier-grade networks that support services such as Internet, Private WAN, Telephony, Voice and Wireless.
Pactel’s primary mission is to provide remotely-based businesses and communities with peace of mind by keeping them connected: constantly, reliably and efficiently. Accordingly, we are committed to providing a communication infrastructure that reflects the diversity of our end-user requirements: from small businesses to resource sector through to resellers and wholesalers.

By joining forces with the SpeedCast Group in May 2013, Pactel has reinforced our customer commitment, enhanced our ability to provide global coverage, and expanded our service portfolio, including telecommunications, network management and maritime solutions.  We are further able to deliver a wider and more diverse-carrier network and infrastructure for all of our customers.
For further information please contact:
Katia Gryadunova
Marketing & Communications Manager
Pactel International
Phone: +61 2 9086 2795
Fax: +61 2 9531 8391