CAT selects Tinet for global high-availability IP transit

NOVEMBER 5, 2009 -- The Tinet IP connections will be used primarily to support CAT's extensive base of customers, including corporate and consumer markets, as well as local and regional Internet service providers (ISPs).

NOVEMBER 5, 2009 -- Tinet, formerly the carrier arm of Tiscali Group, exclusively committed to the IP and Ethernet wholesale market, and CAT Telecom Public Co. Ltd. (CAT), the Thai state-owned telecommunications company, announce that CAT has selected Tinet's IP-Flow IP transit service in key cities in Europe. The additional ports in these European markets provide CAT additional global reach for communications to and from Thailand.

CAT owns Thailand's international telecommunications infrastructure including its Internet gateways, satellite and submarine network connections, and is one of the main communication gateways in Thailand. The Tinet IP connections will be used primarily to support CAT's extensive base of customers, including corporate and consumer markets, as well as local and regional Internet service providers (ISPs).

"We chose Tinet because of its comprehensive BGP communities, dDoS [distributed denial of service] mitigations, and global peering relationships," states Jirayut Rungsrithong, president of CAT. "Their network-wide dDoS protection provides CAT a secure network infrastructure to support our world-class ICT solutions."

CAT requires high-quality connectivity to meet the increasing network demands from across its five business units including International call service, CDMA, data communications, IT security, and e-business segments.

"The CAT partnership exemplifies Tinet's core purpose: to provide specialized, quality global IP solutions," says Paolo Gambini, chief marketing officer of Tinet. "As the leading provider for Thailand, CAT has selected Tinet to ensure it continues to deliver high-quality network services over its advanced technology infrastructure, even as capacity demands rise."

Tinet's global IP backbone is available on three continents with network reach to five continents worldwide. According to the company, it is the world's largest IPv6 network utilizing 100% Juniper Networks-based technology.


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