tw telecom Delivers National E-Access Ethernet to Pacnet - tw telecom is first U.S. provider of E-Access for Pacnet; ENNIs located in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Jersey

-- Pacnet uses "One to Many" E-Access for network connections from its Pan Asia network to customer locations across the U.S.

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced it is the first ENNI (external network-to-network) E-Access Ethernet provider in the United States for Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions in the Asia Pacific region.   tw telecom has teamed with Pacnet to offer the Hong Kong-based carrier advanced resilient hubs into a national footprint from their landing stations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Jersey.   E-Access is tw telecom's "One to Many" national Ethernet service that provides a ready-made infrastructure for carriers to quickly and easily reach their end-user locations across a secure, scalable and predictable network.

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The new agreement will allow Pacnet high quality access to U.S.-based customers needing to connect their locations to offices throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including China, India, and Australia.   Pacnet has extensive network coverage with interconnected data centers in most major business markets including Hong Kong; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; and Chongqing, China.   Pacnet delivers unparalleled connectivity for large businesses, including many Fortune 1000 enterprises, needing managed data, private line, data center services and content delivery over its 29,000 miles of sub-sea fiber.  tw telecom's national business Ethernet network connects directly to approximately 19,100 lit buildings, including 450 third-party data centers and their tenants, throughout the United States. 

"The Asia-Pacific region has seen explosive growth over the past several years and more-and-more U.S. based companies are either looking to expand their current operations in the region or create new operations – particularly in China and India," said Cardi Prinzi, President-Enterprise Markets for Pacnet.  "Connecting tw telecom's incredible U.S.-based fiber assets to Pacnet's network of sub-sea fiber, connecting the U.S. to the rest of Asia, will help us provide a higher level of service to our customers."

"Pacnet recognizes the need for a secure and scalable network as they roll out business critical applications to their customers," said Tom Marx, President of tw telecom's Wholesale Services.  "Many carriers typically do not have their own network to connect everywhere they need to go, so they look to tw telecom to provide secure, scalable and predictable network connections and solutions that help them deliver applications to their customers' thousands of locations.   Carriers that use E-Access can also avoid capital investments, reduce operating costs and more easily manage their network capability."

tw telecom is the first U.S. service provider with national E-Access EPL and EVPL Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification granted by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).  CE 2.0 certification is very important in the industry and tells business customers that the products and services tw telecom offers deliver world-class connectivity, anytime, anywhere. 

tw telecom is a leader in delivering Business Ethernet Services for over a decade and has aligned its Ethernet portfolio around MEF service definitions. Ethernet (E-line EPL and EVPL services) are also MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified and are key components of the company's  Business Ethernet infrastructure and award winning Intelligent Network capabilities, which  include Enhanced Management and the industry's first real-time, automatic bandwidth on demand service called Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity®.  tw telecom's Intelligent Network portfolio increases the velocity at which enterprises buy and consume network services and is an integral part of its future Constellation Platformsm vision.   

About tw telecom

tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

About Pacnet 

Pacnet is Asia Pacific's leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities in the Asia-Pacific region. Ownership of the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

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