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Telecom partnership to boost connectivity

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Paul Blanche-Horgan, Chief Executive Officer of EZECOM. Photo supplied

Cambodia-based Ezecom and Thai-owned LXT Networks teamed up to allow access to each other’s international submarine cable systems, an arrangement expected to boost cross-border connectivity and deliver more capacity for users in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.

The partnership enhances LXT Network’s access to Ezecom’s investments in the MCT and AAG submarine cable systems while providing Ezecom access to the intra-Asian submarine cable, operated by LXT Network’s shareholder StrataNet.

“It enables both companies to fully satisfy the capacity requirements and connectivity needs of operators seeking delivery of services in the emerging markets of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand,” Ezecom said in a statement released after the signing ceremony for the agreement, which took place yesterday.

“Ezecom has always been committed to providing its customers with first-class connectivity, and this partnership confirms our position as a bridging partner for operators expanding their capacity into Thailand, Myanmar and beyond,” said Paul Blanche-Horgan, Ezecom’s CEO.

Tom Sastararuchi, CEO at LXT Networks, said the partnership with Ezecom adds further value to investments made by shareholder StrataNet and contributes to the development of an innovative and flexible optical network throughout Southeast Asia.

“We are highly satisfied with this partnership with such a well-established player, which highlights the strength of our network and the solid nature of our strategy,” said Mr Sastararuchi.

Through this partnership, Ezecom and LXT Networks now have the ability to provide one of the most comprehensive solutions for users looking for greater connectivity in Southeast Asia, the press release said.

“Ezecom and LXT Networks will deliver international capacity services connecting existing and new customers in the ‘CLMV’ (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) region while offering multiple additional strategic entry points into Southeast Asia.”

The MCT Cable is a $100 million project launched last year to improve connectivity and internet speed in the region.

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