At the Broadband World Forum Asia 2006 today, the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) announced its selection of Asia Netcom as the winner of an IEC InfoVision Award in the Core Innovation and Advances category. The award recognizes Asia Netcom's innovative M-Flex IP VPN product which is specially designed to improve flexibility and reduce complexity for enterprises looking to adopt the next generation network platform.
"We are truly honored to be selected for this prestigious award," said Bill Barney, Asia Netcom's President and Chief Executive Officer. "It validates our commitment to first understanding our customers' requirements, then delivering innovative, flexible and user-friendly products to meet their needs. Special congratulations to our Product Management team for their foresight and creativity!"
IEC Content Director, Tom Costello, noted that the competition (in each InfoVision Award category) was stiff with many solid entrants. The selection process was very difficult and the group of winners were recognized for delivering products that provide superior service to the industry as well as the community.
The IEC Awards submissions were judged by a review committee composed of industry experts from vendor companies, service providers, and industry associations, based on the following criteria:
1. Value of service or technology in solving recognized technology
problems, meeting network requirements, optimizing service and
performance, and/or enhancing customer service
2. Overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology
3. Originality and vision
4. Potential contribution toward positive industry growth and service
5. Market success/acceptance (where applicable)
6. Contribution to end-user quality of experience and service efficiency
Launched in October 2005, the M-Flex IP VPN product leverages the ability of Asia Netcom's regional infrastructure to support both 5 Class-of-Service options and usage-based billing. By combining these two capabilities and offering customers a "no commitment" subscription model, M-Flex allows enterprises to literally, "pay as they go"!
Traditional IP VPN offerings require the network manager to specify and commit to bandwidth for each CoS that they subscribe to. With M-Flex, enterprises can subscribe to a port of up to T1/E1 bandwidth and put any type of traffic through the pipe. They are charged by the volume and the type of traffic that is measured on the port.
"The process is seamless to the enterprise network manager, but the savings will be evident on the bill every month," said Genius Wong, Asia Netcom's VP of Product Management and Service Engineering. "M-Flex is designed to complement our standard MPLS-IP VPN service, which continues to serve major corporate customers worldwide."
Asia Netcom's M-Flex is available in all its On-net countries, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, the UK and the US.
About Asia Netcom
Winner of Frost & Sullivan's '2005 Data Communications Service Provider of the Year' award, Asia Netcom operates an extensive telecommunications network infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region, including a privately-owned subsea cable system, EAC, as well as extensive terrestrial backhauls and telehouses in all key Asian markets. Leveraging these strategic assets, Asia Netcom provides a comprehensive portfolio of city-to-city connectivity, data communications and IP-based solutions and services to enterprise, ISP and carrier customers in the Asia Pacific region. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong with local offices in all major Asian markets, the US and Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.asianetcom.com .
About The Broadband World Forum Asia 2006
The IEC's Broadband World Forum Asia premiered in 2004 in Seoul, Korea with KT as the official host sponsor drawing more than 1500 industry professionals to register. The show continued with last year's Broadband World Forum Asia 2005 held in Yokohama, Japan with NTT as the official host sponsor. Increasing registration numbers by more than 50 percent, the show drew more than 3,000 industry professionals to register, included more than 150 presentations and presented more than 120 industry experts as speakers. This year, the Broadband World Forum Asia 2006 team will host more than 35 industry-leading companies to exhibit and expects approximately 3500 people to attend. For complete information, visit http://www.iec.org/events/2006/bbwf_asia/ .
About The IEC
A nonprofit organization, the IEC is dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.
In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free on-line educational program. The IEC conducts industry- university programs that have substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.
More than 70 leading high-technology universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. The IEC also manages the activities of the Enterprise Communications Consortium. For more information, please visit http://www.iec.org .
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
International Engineering Consortium