Feb. 16, 2012
-- HONG KONG , February 16, 2012 – PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider, has customized a flexible worldwide communications solution for SSAB, a global leader in value-added, high strength steel, to support SSAB in optimizing its network management and migrating its telecommunications infrastructure to a managed high performance MPLS environment.
SSAB's steel products are supplied to an ever-growing number of markets across the entire world and it required a high quality common network platform with low latencies globally deployed within the company in order to support its wide range of internal applications. The company also required reliable connections to its Asian and Oceanian sites for remote users to share its global platform while reducing telecommunications costs.
SSAB selected PCCW Global to migrate its communications onto PCCW Global´s managed, scalable and high performance MPLS platform. PCCW Global's network is proactively monitored 24/7 by multiple network operation centers with multiple language support to ensure top-notch performance at all times, and this migration will ensure that SSAB's network is seamlessly managed.
In recognition of SSAB's high requirements for remote access mobility, resilience, and security, PCCW Global has customized a flexible solution designed to address SSAB’s needs based on its resilient and seamless terrestrial and submarine connectivity on a robust network covering more than 1,600 cities in 110 countries.
PCCW Global's Senior Vice President of Europe, Ms. Ying Liang, said, “We have migrated SSAB’s communications to a homogenous and scalable network with a high standard Service Level Agreement (SLA) and provided SSAB with a solution which fits its requirements for resilience and security. PCCW Global’s network is protected by redundant routing, especially in earthquake-prone zones, and we utilize our wide range of submarine and terrestrial cables and satellites to ensure there is always backup routing. PCCW Global is committed to the critical mission of ensuring that SSAB always stays connected to its sites and that its applications are fully supported.”