Telstra integrates PBS for China expansion

11 May 2015 |


Telstra has today revealed the integration of its network with Pacnet Business Solutions (PBS) China.

PBS was the first foreign company licensed to provide IPVPN services and network services in China, and the integration means that Telstra’s multinational customers can now benefit from more direct and low latency network connectivity in the country.

With a population of 1.3 billion, China recently became the second largest economy and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economy, driven by GDP growth averaging approximately 10% a year, said Jim Clarke, director of marketing, products and pricing at Telstra.

“As a result, we are seeing demand for data connectivity grow exponentially as an increasing number of Asia-Pacific, European and American headquartered businesses look here for short and long-term business opportunities,” Clarke added.

“PBS has witnessed first-hand the dramatic demand for ICT and data centre services from both local enterprises and multinational corporations operating in China and we believe they have a unique and exciting combination of assets that will enable us to offer a truly differentiated solution to our customers.”

Telstra completed its acquisition of Pacnet in April this year, with the integration of PBS forming part of this agreement.

“Telstra and PBS are aligned and committed to supply customers with robust connectivity services, not only into the larger provincial centres, but also within the more challenging locations which multination enterprises are present,” said Tracy Jin, product and marketing director at PBS.

“We are looking forward to working together to deliver services, driving customers’ business success across the mainland.”