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Sky Datamann, Compaq, and Streaming21 Form 3-Way Strategic Alliance to Deliver Broadband Streaming Services in Hong Kong.

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LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2000

Technology and Integration Alliance Enables Sky Datamann to

Deliver, Secure and Monetize Large Scale Broadband Streaming Services

Sky Datamann International Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ATNT in Hong Kong (HKSE:0679), Compaq Computer Ltd., the industry-leading computing solutions provider, and Streaming21 Inc. (S21) have announced the formation of a 3-way strategic alliance to jointly develop the market for broadband streaming services in Hong Kong.

The trio will offer multimedia broadband streaming services and technologies to customers via Sky Datamann's regional network of value-added data centers.

"The strategic alliance with Compaq and Streaming21 is a big part of our vision for developing the regional Internet infrastructure industry," said Stephen Ho, CEO of Sky Datamann.

"Compaq's industry experience and global expertise will enable us to offer the very latest, best-in-class streaming services to our customers with mission-critical Internet operations. The Streaming21 technologies provide not only the ability to deliver broadcast quality streaming content, but also create realistic value-added streaming services on a large scale."

"The evolution of the Internet as a channel for streaming technologies is inevitable," noted Ho. "Companies of all shapes and sizes are exploring the possibilities of reaching their customers better and communicating with them in new ways through streaming media. We expect the potential market to be huge, and to grow very quickly in the coming months."

Under the agreement, Compaq will provide high availability infrastructure utilizing Compaq 8-way ProLiant servers. In addition, the Compaq systems integration team will provide software solutions and technology integration services based upon industry-leading technologies from Streaming21, the only carrier-class streaming technology provider in the industry.

The joint solution will enable Sky Datamann to offer best-of-breed, real-time and on-demand multimedia broadband streaming services.

"We share a very similar vision with Sky Datamann for the future of Internet services. Their network infrastructure solutions are built toward, and cater to, high-end solutions such as broadband streaming. We are proud to partner with Streaming21 in offering Sky Datamann the future of broadband streaming services," said Peter Yeung, managing director of Compaq Computer Ltd.

"Streaming21 is pleased to provide our carrier-class streaming solutions to Sky Datamann for its digital media services. With our distributed streaming media architecture, Sky Datamann can scale its capacity to serve hundreds of thousands of concurrent users, and manage its services easily with client usage tracking and open database connectivity," said David Du, CEO of Streaming21.

"Streaming21 is proud to be a key partner of Compaq in bringing total streaming solutions to Sky Datamann."

About Sky Datamann International Ltd.

Sky Datamann, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asia Tele-Net and Technology Corp. Ltd. in Hong Kong, is a leading regional Internet infrastructure provider with a strong emphasis on Internet value-added and managed technologies and services.

It offers enterprises with mission-critical Internet operations customized Internet connectivity, the most secure server hosting solutions, diversified range of innovative services through its regional network of carrier-class Internet data centers.

Sky Datamann was founded in April 2000. Sky Datamann began operations of its first data center in Hong Kong, located in Tsuen Wan, this October. For more information about Sky Datamann, visit http://www.skyidc.com.

About Compaq

Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ), a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs.

Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly to businesses, through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners; and directly to businesses and consumers through Compaq's e-commerce Web site at http://www.compaq.com.

Compaq markets its products and services primarily to customers from the business, home, government, and education sectors. Customer support and information about Compaq and its products and services are available at http://www.compaq.com.

Compaq Computer Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1989. Its products and services are sold and supported through a network of marketing partners. More information on Compaq in Hong Kong is available from its Web site at http://www.compaq.com.hk.

About Streaming21 Inc.

Streaming21 develops video streaming technologies enabling broadband and Internet service providers to finally deliver broadcast-quality video and audio over the Internet -- on a large scale. S21's software architecture has been optimized for content broadcasting, Web delivery, and video-on-demand, while providing the essential infrastructure for tracking, billing, and transaction management.

Streaming21 headquarters are located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Streaming21 Inc. 170 Knowles Drive, Suite 1, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (Tel: 888/88-STREAM). http://www.streaming21.com.
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