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Telstra International Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

24 March 2011: Telstra International, a leading global provider of managed network services, today announced it had achieved Gold Hosting Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organisations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

The certification recognises the managed hosting capabilities of Telstra International’s Global Data Centres portfolio. By guaranteeing high standards of reliability, maximum service availability and uninterrupted power supply backed up by stringent Service Level Agreements, Telstra International ensures the resiliency of its customers’ IT infrastructure, enabling them to focus on their key business competencies. The cost-effective and scalable solutions also provide access to Telstra International’s global Next IP® network, offering a complete global solution for multinational companies.

Adam Low, Director Technical Operations, Telstra International EMEA said: “Our managed hosting offering has been designed to support enterprises’ evolving business and IT infrastructure requirements as they expand globally. This certification showcases Telstra International’s strength in supporting global organisations through expert consultancy, the provision of a highly resilient and secure infrastructure, and high quality customer service.”

“The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support,” said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corporation.

“We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties,” Mr Roskill added.

The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialisation. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes.

About Telstra International - EMEA

Telstra International is a leading global supplier of managed network services and a division of the leading Australia-based, tier 1 telecommunications and media services company, Telstra Corporation Limited. Telstra owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.

Telstra’s portfolio is complemented by its independently-owned and managed switched UK network. The network incorporates strategic Points of Presence (PoPs) across EMEA, including data centres located in London - Docklands, London - Woking and Cambridge, and interlinks seamlessly with Telstra’s Global Next IP® managed network.

For further information

Media contact:

Julie Moon, Telstra +44 (0)7930509964
Becky Stanway, Nelson Bostock Communications +44 (0)20 7792 7444

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