WilTel signs deal with China Telecom to sell partial capacity interest in China US Submarine Cable Network

Jan. 23, 2003
January 23, 2003--WilTel Communications has finalized a deal with China Telecom to sell partial capacity interest in the China US Submarine Cable Network, equivalent to 29 half-circuit STM-1s of telecom capacity.

WilTel Communications has finalized a deal with China Telecom to sell partial capacity interest in the China US Submarine Cable Network, equivalent to 29 half-circuit STM-1s of telecom capacity.

The agreement allows China Telecom to increase its capacity between the United States and China to meet its increased demand for voice, data, Internet, and video services in China.

"It has been a pleasure to do business with WilTel Communications and we look forward to building on our business relationship," asserts Mr. Wang Hongjian, managing director of China Telecom. "WilTel has provided us with excellent service and has shown us that they are willing to be a good partner."

"We are most pleased that China Telecom has chosen us to be their partner," adds T.J. Gallagher, vice president of business development for WilTel Communications. "We value the relationship and look forward to providing them excellent service for years to come."

For more information about WilTel Communications Group Inc., operating subsidiary Williams Communications LLC, visit the company's Web site at www.wiltelcommunications.com.

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