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B2B Video to Roil out Real-Time Managed Video Services Using Startec Expands VoIP Operations in China through Partnership with China Netcom Affiliate. Limited, Far East Gateway – Startec Global Communications Hong Kong

B2B Video to Roil out Real-Time Managed Video Services Using Startec Expands VoIP Operations in China through Partnership with China Netcom Affiliate. Limited, Far East Gateway – Startec Global Communications Hong Kong – Brief Article

Startec Global Communications Corp. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Startec Global Communications (Hong Kong) Ltd., has signed a VoIP traffic exchange agreement with Far East Gateway (FEG), an affiliate of China Netcom. Pursuant to this agreement, Startec will be able to connect to China Netcom’s fiber optic IP backbone network through FEG’s Hong Kong switch.

China Netcom is a strategic investor in FEG, and is the third fully licensed telecommunications carrier in China. The company is a rapidly growing, next-generation carrier that provides open, IP-based communications services that integrate voice, video, fax, and data. China Netcom has recently deployed CNCnet — a fiber optic, IP over DWDM network covering 17 cities in China.

The newly announced agreement allows China Netcom to route its worldwide voice and fax traffic to Startec’s global IP network and will allow Startec to terminate its VoIP traffic in China. The agreement expands Startec’s unparalleled reach into the emerging economies, with over 85 gateways deployed in more than 43 countries. Startec’s IP revenue of $52.1 million in the third quarter of 2000 makes it one of the leading IP carriers in the world.

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