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Pacnet Boosts Regional Capabilities with Singapore’s First Data Landing Station

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The new facility is part of Pacnet’s strategic plan to increase investments into its Singapore operations and enhance regional connectivity

SINGAPORE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Pacnet today announced the launch of its Singapore Data Landing Station (DLS), the first data center facility in Singapore with direct high speed connectivity into Pacnet’s pan-Asian subsea cable network, and part of the company’s plans to increase investments into Singapore.

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“With Singapore already a regional hub for many multinationals and a growing infocomm industry that is worth some S$63 billion in 2009, we are increasing our planned investments into Singapore to grow our operations here to tap the regional telecommunications market,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet. “Besides our new Singapore DLS that is being launched today, we are also looking at Singapore as a possible location for the development of a larger ‘Asia Gravity Center’ data center facility in the near future.”

“We are also investing into our Singapore operations ahead of the planned construction of our West Asia Crossing subsea cable, which will deliver additional connectivity between India and Singapore and bring more network traffic through Singapore,” added Mr Barney. Facilities in Singapore that will be upgraded include Pacnet’s Network Operations Centre, which currently oversees its global network infrastructure.

Pacnet’s newly launched Singapore DLS is part of the company’s growth strategy to tap the growing demand for data center services which are coupled with the highest speed, lowest latency network connections available. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Singapore data center services market is expected to grow from US$180.2 million to US$263.8 million in 2011, at a compound annual growth rate of 13.5%.

The Singapore DLS, the first in the country and part of a regional network of DLSs, is located at Pacnet’s cable landing station in Changi. The facility is a 3,300 square feet Tier III data center and is the latest addition to the more than 96,200 square feet of data center space that Pacnet has globally. As a carrier neutral facility, the Singapore DLS also offers customers the flexibility of choosing the domestic carrier of their choice to deliver domestic connectivity to and from the DLS.

Pacnet’s DLSs are unique in that they are the only data center facilities that offer direct access to Pacnet’s EAC-C2C subsea cable, Asia’s largest privately owned subsea network. The DLSs leverage the power, space and network connectivity of existing cable landing facilities to offer state-of-the-art data center facilities including a high power density of up to 8 KVA per cabinet, fully redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems as well as 24 x 7 security access systems.

Through the Pacnet DLSs in Singapore and Hong Kong, Pacnet is able to deliver the lowest latency connection between a data center in Singapore and a data center in Hong Kong. Additionally, customers are also able to get high capacity, low latency connectivity across Asia and the United States, with multiple resiliency options, through Pacnet’s EAC-C2C and EAC Pacific cable systems.

Pacnet’s full ownership of both the DLSs and EAC-C2C also guarantees rapid network and hosting scalability to meet the rapidly growing business requirements of today’s enterprises, whilst providing customers the added convenience of a single point of contact.

About Pacnet

Named “Company of the Year for Excellence in Growth” by Frost & Sullivan in 2009 and “Best Wholesale Carrier” at the Telecom Asia Awards 2009, Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: http://www.pacnet.com .

For more information, please contact:

Lorain Wong
Pacnet
Tel: +852-2121-2973
Email: lorain.wong@pacnet.com

Roland Lim
Pacnet
Tel: +852-2121-2975
Email: roland.lim@pacnet.com

SOURCE Pacnet

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November 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

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Cable&Wireless Worldwide Wins Best Asian Wholesale Offering Award

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2010-11-23 09:00

Award is a strong testimony to the company’s track record in building a reliable network with good reach for the wholesale telecoms business in Asia

SINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Cable&Wireless Worldwide won the Best Asian Wholesale Offering at Capacity Awards 2010 in Amsterdam last week.

Given out annually, the awards have been created to recognise market players who have applied effective business techniques and strategies to their wholesale businesses and have established themselves at the forefront of the wholesale telecoms industry.

“The judges chose Cable&Wireless Worldwide because of the company’s good coverage in the region and its partnership arrangements to extend its areas of coverage. Its partners tell us the company is good at building relationships with other carriers and that it has a diverse network which is very reliable,” said Angela Partington from Capacity Media, organisers of the awards.

Diarmid Massey, Vice President International Carrier Services, of Cable&Wireless Worldwide said: “In today’s competitive environment, it is imperative that we establish solid relationships with other carriers and build out our infrastructure in a strategic and cost-effective manner to meet the customers’ needs. This Award is a strong validation of the quality, performance and reach of our network as well as our strategy in becoming a key player in the ever evolving wholesale carrier market.”

Cable&Wireless Worldwide is one of the world’s largest voice carriers globally. Its partnership approach to business is also why the company’s global IP network now provides Ethernet, MPLS and IP Transit services to over 500 national and international carriers globally.

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is one of the world’s leading mission critical communications providers, delivering a range of high-quality managed voice, data and IP-based services and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America.

Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the UK’s largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 802 unbundled exchanges covering 55% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s global next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 500,000km, including interests in 69 global cable systems, and provides connectivity to 153 countries. The Group’s IP-based Multi-Service Platform, operates across the NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience and the capability to re-route traffic in the event of failure of one or more paths, particularly at the international level.

With more than 6,200 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long-term partnerships with its customers.

To find out more, visit http://www.cw.com.

Media Contacts:

Jasleen Kaur Makker
Head of Corporate Affairs – India and Asia Pacific
Cable&Wireless Worldwide
Desk: +91-80-2809-9853
Switchboard: +91-80-4038-3434
Handphone: +91-99-7232-6326
Email: jasleen.makker@cw.com

Angela Tan
Vice President
Financial Dynamics
DID: +65-6236-1626
Mobile: +65-9005-2068
Email: angela.tan@fd.com

Kelly Nguyen
Consultant
Financial Dynamics
DID: +65-6236-1622
Mobile: +65-9766-9834
Email: kelly.nguyen@fd.com

SOURCE Cable&Wireless Worldwide

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November 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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Global Sources opens door to larger ASEAN trade with debut of China Sourcing Fairs in Singapore

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Suppliers from Greater China offer latest designs of gifts & premiums, home products, garments & textiles, hardware & building materials, auto parts and accessories, and food & beverage products

SINGAPORE, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) (http://www.globalsources.com) brings its highly successful trade show series to Singapore for the first time with the opening of the China Sourcing Fairs today.

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Running through Nov. 24 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, the China Sourcing Fairs (http://www.chinasourcingfair.com) comprise six specialty shows featuring Greater China suppliers’ latest gifts and premiums, home products, garments and textiles, hardware and building materials, auto parts and accessories, and food and beverage products.

Global Sources’ India Sourcing Fair with high-quality decorative and functional products from India suppliers is also making its Singapore debut at the same time and venue.

The concurrent trade shows offer international buyers more than 580 booths of products from quality Asian suppliers.

Attending the opening ceremony for the inaugural China Sourcing Fairs in Singapore were Li Minglin, Minister and Counselor of Economic and Commercial Section of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore, Ruan Weixing, Vice-Chairman, Fujian Chamber of Commerce of Import & Export and Merle A. Hinrichs, Global Sources’ Chairman and CEO.

Singapore shows make sourcing easier for buyers in ASEAN

China’s trade with ASEAN has soared by nearly 50 percent after a free trade agreement between the two sides became effective in January 2010. With costs effectively lowered and trade barriers removed in thousands of product categories under the agreement, China-ASEAN trade in the January-October period reached US$235 billion.

President of Global Sources Exhibitions, Tommy Wong, said: “As Singapore is a major trading center in ASEAN, this makes it an ideal location for hosting China Sourcing Fairs. By bringing our shows to Singapore, Global Sources offers ASEAN as well as international buyers operating in the region a convenient platform for meeting and doing business with Greater China suppliers.”

At the recent ASEAN-China Summit, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao put forward the goal of US$500 billion in China-ASEAN trade by 2015. This will further enhance relations between China and ASEAN.

Buying power across ASEAN, home to 600 million people, is strengthening, with many member states experiencing strong GDP growth. The World Bank projects the size of the middle class in Southeast Asia to increase 13-fold within two decades. This represents tremendous potential for trade expansion in ASEAN.

Singapore tourism representatives are also enthusiastic about the shows. “Singapore has built a robust calendar of business events over the years, supported by world-class facilities and excellent services. We are delighted to welcome the China Sourcing Fairs into our calendar of business events in Singapore, and believe they add to the vibrancy of our business events landscape, reinforcing Singapore’s position as a leading destination for tradeshows in the region. We welcome all international delegates and exhibitors and hope they will enjoy all the sights, sounds and tastes Singapore has to offer,” said Edward Chew, Director, Exhibitions and Conferences of Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau.

Wong concluded: “China has emerged as ASEAN’s largest trading partner. Launching China Sourcing Fairs in strategically positioned Singapore, the world’s second-largest entrepot after Hong Kong, will help suppliers from Greater China explore ASEAN markets more efficiently.”

Dates and times of the shows

Opening times for the China Sourcing Fairs and the India Sourcing Fair are:

— Nov. 22-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
— Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More details about the China Sourcing Fairs and India Sourcing Fair in Singapore are available at http://www.chinasourcingfair.com/singapore.

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 967,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on over 4.7 million products and more than 262,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly print and 18 digital magazines, over 80 sourcing research reports and 20 specialized trade shows which run 57 times a year across 9 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 192 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online (http://www.globalsources.com) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 40 years. Global Sources’ network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,700 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 2 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

Global Sources Press Contact in Asia:
Camellia So
Tel: +852-2555-5021
Email: cso@globalsources.com

Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:
James W.W. Strachan
Tel: +1-480-664-8309
Email: strachan@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:
Suzanne Wang
Tel: +852-2555-4747
Email: investor@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:
Kirsten Chapman & Timothy Dien
Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.
Tel: +1-415-433-3777
Email: tdien@lhai.com

SOURCE Global Sources

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November 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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Camqueen of the Year, an Online Beauty Pageant with a Beautiful Twist

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2010-11-23 09:30
SINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The CAMQUEEN OF THE YEAR, crafted for YOU.C1000 of PT DJOJONEGORO C-1000 by THE CHING CHONG GROUP, was a contest where participants uploaded two photographs, one with no make-up and the other with make-up. The unique twist, unbeknownst to contestants before the grand announcement, was that they were being judged based on their ‘before’ picture for their natural beauty instead of their dolled-up version.

The contest has been a smash hit among Singaporean youth; it generated over 4.5 million page views, 400,000 votes via Facebook ‘likes’ and 200,000 unique visitors in just seven weeks (October 6 to November 22, 2010). The contest — where girls, hailing from Singapore to New Zealand and the United States, attempted to beautify themselves through make-up, choice camera angles and bright smiles — had clearly struck a chord with youths struggling to find an identity and external validation.

The winner of CAMQUEEN OF THE YEAR 2010, Tammy Tay, from Singapore, was unveiled on November 22. According to the judges, Tammy not only exemplifies the confidence of a modern-day woman, she is also street-smart and highly entrepreneurial. As the winner, she will receive a cash prize of SGD 5,000. The entry with the most votes, Catherine Chew Kai Lay, from Malaysia, is the People’s Choice and will receive a cash prize of SGD 1,000.

Visit http://www.camqueenoftheyear.com for more information.

About PT Djojonegoro C-1000

Founded in 2003 by Mr. Husain and Mr. Pudjiono Djojonegoro, PT Djojonegoro C-1000 produces YOU.C1000 Vitamin Lemon, YOU.C1000 Vitamin Orange and YOU.C1000 Vitamin Apple beverages. Each beverage contains 1000mg of Vitamin C which helps strengthen the immune system and contributes to radiant looking skin.

For more information about YOU.C1000, please visit http://www.youc1000.com

About The Ching Chong Group

The Ching Chong Group, founded in October 2009, is an award winning, hybrid creative agency that does integrated work across all mediums such as TV, print, direct marketing, social media and advergames. In addition to YOU.C1000, other clients include xinmsn, PaymentLink, Carlton Hotel and TOTO. The Ching Chong Group prides itself on offering big agency talent with a small agency culture.

For more information about The Ching Chong Group, please visit http://www.thechingchonggroup.com

SOURCE PT Djojonegoro C-1000

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November 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

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