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July 18, 2011

United Telecommunication Services N.V. and Curaçao Technology Exchange N.V. announce partnership to deliver world-class IT and data communication services to companies throughout the Caribbean and Latin America

Willemstad, Curaçao ­ July 18, 2011. Curaçao's leading telecom services company and one of the Caribbean's premier, integrated and growing providers of telecommunication technology, United Telecommunication Services NV (UTS) and Curaçao Technology Exchange N.V. (CTEX) announced that they formally established a long-term partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will jointly deliver end-to-end datacenter services to enterprise customers located throughout Curaçao, the Caribbean and Latin America. CTEX will deliver all managed information technology services out of new category IV datacenter facilities being built in Curaçao, while UTS will provide end-toend domestic and international connectivity through its consortium of international carrier partners. UTS intends to build and manage a new subsea fiber landing station in CTEX's facilities. UTS will be a preferred provider of transport and internet services for all datacenter customers of CTEX. Customer Benefits "We are excited about the opportunity brought about by this partnership and are looking forward to delivering world-class services to enterprise customers located throughout the region. Customers must be provided with the peace-of-mind that data communication services to our new facilities will be redundant, managed and available 24 by 7, 365 days out of the year. UTS being one of the premier providers of data communication services in Curaçao and throughout the region will help us ensure we deliver high quality services. We are building a state-of-the-art category IV facility in Curaçao that will deliver comprehensive information technology services throughout the region. This partnership is integral to our service delivery vision," says Anthony de Lima CTEX, Chairman and CEO.

The Region's ICT Hub "For months we jointly evaluated the market opportunity and the benefits of the partnership to both UTS and CTEX," says Glen Carty and Paul de Geus, UTS' CEOs. "We believe that with the CTEX data center facility to be built at Seru Mahuma, located on the north side of Curaçao, has the potential to become the ICT hub of the Caribbean and the rest of the region, creating economic activity and ICT jobs for Curaçao. Moreover, we believe that the favourable geographic location and fiscal benefits offered by Curaçao will provide an excellent opportunity for companies in the region who seek a safe and secure facility from which to operate and locate their critical IT assets." Building the Region's most Advanced data center CTEX is building a technology hub on the island of Curaçao consisting of 4 top-tier LEED datacenters. All design and engineering is based on an 2N+1 philosophy providing 24 by 7, 365 day world-class security, redundancy and availability for all critical components. Each facility will be connected to 5 existing sub-sea cables while two additional sub-sea cables are scheduled to land directly within the company's facilities thus providing absolute redundancy. Full disaster recovery office suites are available, enabling enterprises, institutions and governments to quickly setup operations in the event of a disaster at their main site. The company also offers highly secured document storage and retention services. The Benefits of Curaçao Curaçao is located safely outside the historical hurricane belt and offers very attractive incentives for companies seeking to establish themselves in our datacenters, including zero import duties for equipment and a 2% tax rate. The island is multi-cultural and multi-lingual. Most everyone speaks 4 languages including Papiamentu, Dutch, English and Spanish resulting in a highly diverse workforce. For more information: CTEX: Sophia Luimis, [email protected] UTS: Fayna Haseth, [email protected]


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