PCCW to invest US$100 mil in Malaysia

Pacific Century CyberWorks today announced the rollout of an array of e-business enabling services in Malaysia.
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PCCW is introducing, in Malaysia, Internet access service and a data center to enable business clients to outsource their IT infrastructure and focus on their core businesses.

KUALA LUMPUR - Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) today announced the rollout of an array of e-business enabling services at a ceremony officiated by YB Datuk Amar Leo Moggie, Malaysian Minister of Energy, Communications and Multimedia.

PCCW plans to invest more than US$100 million in Malaysia over the next five years. PCCW has been awarded the first-ever ASP (Applications Service Provider) Class License granted to an MSC (Multimedia Super Corridor) status company by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

This investment covers local operations and expansion of existing data center facilities located at the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC), as well as off-site data center expansion.

Current expansion plans will make available 4,500 sq. ft. of floor space in KLCC in phases over the next two months and 20,000 sq. ft. at the MSC areas in Penang and Johor Bharu by Q1 of 2001.

"Our initiative in Malaysia paves the way for regional expansion under our joint-venture with Australia's Telstra Corporation. This will see both companies combining substantial resources to provide an international Internet backbone and a string of carrier-class data centers in the region, such as Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam and India," said Keith Harrison, managing director for Global Communications Services, PCCW.

The newly launched Malaysian data center provides Web-hosting, Web-design, e-mail hosting, DNS (Domain Name Service), co-location, Internet access and global Internet roaming services.

Such services are backed by Internet connectivity with expandable bandwidth of up to 68 Mbps, 24x7 network monitoring and facility management, as well as dedicated server, virtual private server and IP-VPN technologies.

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