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LinkAGE Upgrades Asian Service

In order to support recent and future acquisitions, PSINet's Hong Kong subsidiary, LinkAGE Online Ltd., has acquired an OC-3 ATM link to the Hong Kong Internet eXchange (HKIX) and improved its links to Japan and Korea with a 4M and a T1 respectively.

"Growth in LinkAGE Online's operations is greatly facilitated by a gateway to the HKIX," said Chin Man, the president of LinkAGE Online.

"Ownership of the OC-3 ATM and the related transmission technologies allows LinkAGE Online to quickly take advantage of expected advances in transmission speeds, bandwidth reliability, and quality," continued Chin.

The OC-3 bandwidth provides transmission speeds of up to 155 megabits per second (mbps).

According to LinkAGE, the provider's sole ownership of the OC-3 is unique while the other local ISPs have to share another OC-3 ATM.

The installation of the link will help support the LinkAGE's aggressive expansion campaign that resulted in the acquisition of four competitors in the last four months of 1998, Huge Net, Spider Net, Hong Kong Internet and Gateway Services and AsiaNet.

The upgraded links to Korea and Japan will enhance PSINet's regional network and improve LinkAGE's connectivity with other Asian PSINet subsidiaries, including Japanese ISPs Rimnet Corp., Tokyo Internet Corp., Twics Co. Ltd. and PSINet Japan Inc. and Korean-based Inet Inc.

LinkAGE also operates a transpacific DS-3 ATM Internet backbone between the United States and Hong Kong.

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