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WorldCom plants eighth global presence in Asia

WorldCom today announced the opening of its 8th IDC in Asia Pacific as well as its 2nd in Singapore. “This is a testimony as to how fast the market in Singapore and Asia is growing,” said Fred Briggs, Chief Technology Officer of WorldCom.

WorldCom today announced the opening of its 8th IDC in Asia Pacific as well as its 2nd in Singapore. “This is a testimony as to how fast the market in Singapore and Asia is growing,” said Fred Briggs, Chief Technology Officer of WorldCom.

“This is a critical market for us and it shows the commitment we have to provide our customers access to our services.” They plan to have 12 in Asia Pacific by the end of the year, although the location were not mentioned.

When asked about how he sees the role of IDCs evolving, he said that he saw them moving from just offering hosting services and the like to providing the foundation for the provision of Value-Added-Services (VAS) in the future. To meet this challenge, WorldCom recently unveiled its Generation D initiative where they hope to prove that WorldCom does not provide simply networking solutions, but rather real solutions to all customer needs.

Generation D shows the value WorldCom places on their staff and acknowledges what they have done so far to contribute to the success of WorldCom. They also hope to show their forward thinking and commitment to delivering technologies to customers that will help them succeed in the digital economy.

Briggs went on to say that, “While we face stiff competition in Singapore itself, we feel that none of our competitors here are able to match our capabilities on a global scale.”

Indeed, this seems to be where the strength of WorldCom lies. While they may face competition in different domestic markets, they are able to offer customers the ability to manage e-services globally. In fact, many of their costings are calculated this way. With some 600 global customers, they must be doing something right.

With some 34,000 sq. ft in the new IDC located at Science Park Two, WorldCom hopes to have up to 85 IDCs up and running by year end, 20 more than their current worldwide count.