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Deutsche Telekom Opens New IP PoP in Hong Kong

International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom AG, is announcing the launch of a new point of presence (PoP) in Hong Kong. Based on ICSS’s Next Generation Voice international (NGVi) platform, this move expands the company’s reach in the Asia Pacific region by providing fast and reliable voice connectivity to Europe and the United States as well as within Asia. In addition, it lays the groundwork for future development of the Asian voice market.

Hong Kong continues to evolve as a leading global business hub, thus requiring expansion of reliable telecommunication services. The new PoP fulfills that need while reducing transmission distances and latency. Furthermore it supports all major IP protocols. ICSS’s strong sales force located in Hong Kong and Singapore will be there to serve customers’ needs for high-quality termination. ICSS aims to double its market share in Asia within three years.

“I believe this is a clear signal of our intention to serve not only western markets, but all markets across the globe,” says Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions. “At ICSS, we see great growth potential in the Asia-Pacific region, and we will persist in helping regional clients expand their business opportunities.”

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with 140 million mobile customers, over 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012).

For further information, see http://www.telekom.com/home

About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)

International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 700 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.

The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:

Internet & Content: Ensure best user experience by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.

Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.

Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.

Global Capacity: Manage your growing European and transatlantic backbone requirements with tailored, reliable and high-speed connectivity solutions.

Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

For further information, see www.telekom-icss.com.

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