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Teleglobe Selects Virtela to Enable Wholesale Global L3VPN Services; Agreement to Provide Virtela's Award-Winning IP VPN Services to Teleglobe Customers Worldwide.

HAMILTON, Bermuda & DENVER -- Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:TLGB), a leading provider of international telecommunications services to Internet service providers, fixed and mobile network operators, and Virtela, a global network solutions company, today announced that the companies have established an agreement for Teleglobe to provide Virtela's global managed network services to Teleglobe's regional ISP clients enabling them to offer global Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (L3VPN) services to their enterprise customers.

Under the agreement, Teleglobe will market and sell Virtela's IP-based global VPN solution to regional ISPs whose subscribers require VPN reach across multiple networks. Virtela's innovative but proven virtual networking methods will establish and manage a flexible, reliable and secure L3VPN at a competitive cost across multiple independent providers, enabling L3VPN reach across Teleglobe's backbone to approximately 200 countries.

Teleglobe's ISP customers will be able to offer VPN services from their own regional network, across the global Teleglobe backbone network, to any of a large number of edge networks around the world. Teleglobe customers will enjoy a single point of contact and integrated bill for a global multi-network IP VPN service, backed by leading performance guarantees and 24x7 multilingual Network Operations Centre support.

"Through the Virtela relationship, Teleglobe will be able to offer its regional ISP customers a one-stop shop for world class global VPN services for their enterprise customers," said Vab Goel, Virtela's chairman and partner at Norwest Venture Partners. "We're pleased to be working with one of the leading global IP backbone providers to enable regional providers to offer truly global VPN reach."

"Teleglobe's regional ISP clients have enterprise customers that increasingly require global services", said Christian Michaud, Vice President of Marketing at Teleglobe. "With Virtela's unique multi-network capability, our ISP clients will be empowered to provide their customers with truly global IP VPNs between their global offices and business partners. This enables our ISP clients to effectively compete with the single global network L3VPN providers and to retain their local enterprise customers in need of a global footprint L3VPN."

Teleglobe is a global Tier 1 Internet service provider (ISP) and operates the IP backbone AS 6453 which circles the globe. Teleglobe's global network supports a wide variety of advanced data and IP services including global IP transit, international private leased circuits (IPLs), bandwidth and broadcast services. Teleglobe has ownership in over 100 subsea and terrestrial cable systems and has 40 antennas serving the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The company's MPLS-enabled IP network connects more than 90 countries to the Internet and is also supporting IPv6, the new generation IP protocol.

About Virtela

Virtela Communications Inc. delivers award-winning network and security solutions to many of the world's largest and fastest-growing multinational companies. Currently serving customers across six continents, Virtela's network reach spans more than 190 countries. Virtela's unique Internet Protocol Service Fabric (IPSF(SM)), MPLS Service Fabric (MPLS-SF(SM)) and Ethernet Service Fabric (ESF(SM)) offer the foundation for delivering critical applications via the company's acclaimed service methodology, with a services suite that includes IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), security services, Voice over IP, Video over IP, and network consulting services.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with a second Network Operations Center in Mumbai, India. Virtela is a privately held company funded by investors including Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Palomar Ventures, Symantec Corp., and Juniper Networks (Nasdaq:JNPR). For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit

About Teleglobe:

Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd is a leading provider of international voice, data, Internet and mobile roaming services with over 50 years of industry expertise in international telecommunications. Teleglobe became a public company trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol TLGB with the acquisition of Voice over IP (VoIP) network leader ITXC Corp. on June 1, 2004.

Teleglobe owns and operates one of the world's most extensive telecommunications networks, reaching over 240 countries and territories with advanced voice, mobile, and data services. Teleglobe is the carrier of choice to more than 1,200 wholesale customers representing the world's leading telecommunications, mobile operators and Internet service providers.

With an annual run-rate of over 13 billion minutes, and a significant portion of the world's Internet traffic, Teleglobe's network is consistently ranked among the most robust and reliable, performing at the high end of industry standards. Detailed information about Teleglobe is available on the company's web site at

Forward-looking Statements

Teleglobe has included in this press release forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including all statements concerning future or expected events or results.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the companies' forward-looking statements due to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the risks and uncertainties described in the Form 10-K filed by Teleglobe on March 17, 2005.
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