Verizon Business Extends Dedicated Internet Services to Malaysia

SINGAPORE - To help meet the global communications needs of Malaysia-headquartered companies and local subsidiaries of multinational companies, Verizon Business is now offering its Internet Dedicated Access and Internet Dedicated Ethernet services in Malaysia. The services enhance access options to Verizon Business' global IP network.

The new enhancements are available thanks to a new Malaysian Internet protocol (IP) node, jointly established with Telekom Malaysia (TM) to support the delivery of advanced data services in the country.

Verizon owns and operates one of the most expansive IP backbone networks in the world, and is a recognized leader in the delivery of global Internet protocol-based enterprise communications. TM is Malaysia's leading integrated information and communications group, with extensive global connectivity.

TM customers with multinational operations will gain seamless access to Verizon Business' expansive global network and solutions; Verizon Business customers with operations in the Malaysian market will likewise be able to benefit from TM's extensive local market expertise.

Verizon Business provides a range of Internet solutions to support customers with local or wide area network requirements, or that wish to create a Web presence to drive marketing or e-commerce opportunities.  The company's solutions, supported by stringent service level agreements, deliver reliable service to meet customers' current business needs, and are designed to scale easily to meet future demand.

Customers in Malaysia can now choose dedicated Ethernet Internet access options with speeds ranging from E1 up through GigE. These offer high-performance, always-on, high-bandwidth dedicated Internet access with extensive bandwidth, configuration and billing options designed to suit specific business needs.

Tony Skiadas, Verizon Business vice president for strategy and finance, said: "Verizon owns and operates one of the world's largest local-to-global IP networks, spanning more than 150 countries on six continents, and we are constantly working to enhance access to that network through a combination of wholly owned infrastructure, local and global service and support teams, and strategic relationships in key markets.

"The Asia-Pacific region is a key investment location for many of our multinational customers, and has a significant number of companies already operating in, or expanding into, the global marketplace. This announcement is a further endorsement of the strength of our global Internet availability, and we are delighted to be able to build on the collective skills and network capabilities of Verizon Business and Telekom Malaysia to enhance our service portfolio in the local market."

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with the world's most connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.