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Hutchison Global Crossing Pioneers the ContinuityONE
A One-stop Business Continuity Solution
Empowered by EMC and Nortel Networks

Hong Kong, 8 August 2002 - Hutchison Global Crossing (HGC) announced today the launch of an unprecedented one-stop business continuity solution, ContinuityONE. HGC has adopted "carrier-grade" DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) technology for a commercial solution aimed at the corporate customers.

Empowered by HGC's preferred vendors, EMC Corporation ("EMC") and Nortel Networks Asia Limited ("Nortel Networks"), ContinuityONE offers small, medium and large sized enterprises seamless connectivity, sophisticated network equipment, networked storage technology and data center management in one suite of offerings.

In today's information-centric economy, managing, sharing and protecting rapidly growing mission-critical data have become a top priority for businesses. With HGC as the service integrator, ContinuityONE is designed to provide an end-to-end business continuity service to meet this growing need. ContinuityONE offers enterprises a total solution spanning consultancy services, infrastructure design, installation, network testing and implementation, and disaster recovery operation and management.

Building on HGC's fully resilient fibre optic network and its virtually unlimited capacity, ContinuityONE deploys "carrier-grade" DWDM technology for corporate data transmission. Supported by EMC's Networked Storage Solutions and Nortel Networks DWDM optical technology, customers with high volume of data transmission such as the banking and finance community, multinationals and government sectors can capitalise on the simpler infrastructure architecture, higher capacity and shorter turnaround time for installation. Hutchison GlobalCenter also caters for customers with a need to build a data center as their main or backup site through its world's leading facilities, which is SunTone certified with first-class managed hosting services.

"We're pleased that HGC is working with EMC and Nortel Networks to engineer ContinuityONE, which is a state-of-the-art network design offering reliability, flexibility and scalability. It secures a dynamic and agile network with millisecond switching technology for traffic re-routing in times of service upgrading and disaster recovery process," said H.C. Ma, general manager of Corporate Sales and Sales Development at HGC.

"HGC, EMC, and Nortel Networks are combining their best-of-breed technologies and services to deliver innovative business continuity solutions to companies in Hong Kong," Mr. Ma added.

Gabriel Leung, general manager at EMC Hong Kong further commented, "companies continue to double storage capacity each year, and they must evolve their business continuity solutions in parallel. Data replication software is the enabling technology for continuous information availability. Concurrently, the global move toward networked storage has established the need for data replication solutions capable of working with any and all operating environments. EMC invented and pioneered storage-based data replication software, and our advantages in technology, interoperability and services are perfectly positioned to meet these burgeoning requirements."

"Nortel Networks Business Continuity Solution is based on Nortel Networks OPTera* Metro 5200 Multiservice platform," said James Demers, vice president, Optical Networks, Asia Pacific. "With our industry leading* DWDM technology, enterprises can leverage the power of fibre optics to deliver and manage information at the speed of light. This translates into a definitive competitive advantage in today's business environment."

HGC also helps enterprises with different transmission volume and data traffic density to customise network infrastructure with numerous ultra-high transmission speeds including Fast Ethernet (50Mbps to 100Mbps), ATM (up to 155Mbps), STM-1 (155Mbps), ESCON (200Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000Mbps). In additional to that, HGC deploys Ethernet-based MetroNet to metropolitan networks and guarantees high performance and all-purpose Private Network Service.

Supported by HGC's 100% self-built fibre optic network and infrastructure, the company offers 99.97% network service availability with high security and reliable dedicated lines. HGC's round-the-clock customer service hotlines and Network Monitoring Centre guarantee a 4-hour restoration promise.

By having HGC as the single contact point and receiving a single bill for disaster recovery and business continuity planning services, enterprise customers enjoy simplicity of administration, operation and management and higher network efficiency. Consequently, substantial amount of time and money can be saved for other core IT projects. With competitive pricing and seamless product integration with EMC and Nortel Networks, HGC guarantees our customers the lowest risk of fault or error and higher competitive advantage over their competitors.

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* Nortel Networks, the Nortel Networks logo, OPTera and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks.
* About Nortel Networks DWDM leadership:
   Nortel Networks was ranked #1 in the global metro DWDM marketing in 2001, according to the Dell'Oro Group and RHK.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Hutchison Global Crossing
Sally Tsang, Senior Public Relations Manager
Tel: 2128 6708
Fax: 2187 2055
Email: [email protected]

EMC Corporation
Stevy Ng, Marketing Communication Manager
Tel: 2839 9645
Fax: 2576 1362
Email: [email protected]

Nortel Networks Asia Limited
Lily Yu, Corporate Marketing Manager
Tel: 2100 2120
Fax: 2100 2055
Email: [email protected]