BEIJING, May 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. ("ChinaCache" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CCIH), the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China, released its First Quarter 2013 China Internet Report. According to the report, in the first quarter of 2013, average Internet connection speeds in China increased 13.5% to 2.94 Mb/s from 2.59 Mb/s in the fourth quarter of 2012. According to the report, nearly half of China's Internet population had bandwidth access above 2Mb/s in the first quarter of 2013 and users in Shanghai continued to enjoy the country's fastest access, with an average connection speed of 4.32 Mb/s. Among China's three major carriers, China Telecom remained the fastest, at 3.03 Mb/s, followed by China Mobile's 2.85 Mb/s and China Unicom's 2.81 Mb/s, in the first quarter of 2013. China Unicom had the highest quarter-over-quarter increase in average connection speeds, at 22%. ChinaCache's China Internet Report provides a comprehensive picture of China's Internet landscape, including Internet users' geographic distribution, connection speed and bandwidth access statistics, carrier-specific data and more. "As part of the 'Broadband China' initiative to enhance China's Internet performance, we are proud to see China's average Internet speeds increase further in the first quarter. In this quarter's report, we provide a new data point which illustrates another dimension of China's Internet landscape: Internet connection speeds at peak and off-peak times," commented Dr. Ken Zhang, President of ChinaCache. "As we all know, big data has become increasingly important to companies and organizations who are seeking to make decisions more efficiently and accurately. With the large amount of data running on our network and over the CC Index platform every day, ChinaCache is able to analyze the raw traffic and provide valuable data resources for carriers, Internet service providers (ISPs), content providers and individual users. We publish China Internet Report on a quarterly basis to present the analytics and monitor China's Internet progress. Following its Content-aware Network Services strategy, ChinaCache will continue to make contributions to improving China's Internet performance with our leading technology and expertise."
All information in the report is based on data collected by ChinaCache from ChinaCache Index ("CC Index"), China's first analytics platform that provides Internet users real-time data on traffic, bandwidth and usage habits, as well as other key statistics. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache is able to leverage its seamless network of approximately 300 nodes and over 13,000 servers to gather data on the Internet landscape and usage patterns across the country, covering the fixed-line, Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks of various carriers. The Company believes that the analytics provided by CC Index are valuable to government agencies, major carriers and other ISPs as well as end-users looking to increase online speed and improve the overall web experience. ChinaCache is committed to improving China's Internet performance with its Content-aware Network Services, as well as bringing value to its customers and a better Internet experience to end-users. ChinaCache not only provides services in China but also is expanding its services into other Asian markets, as well as Western Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.Additional information is available in "First Quarter 2013 China Internet Report." The report is available on ChinaCache's website (Click here). About ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:CCIH) is the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache's network in China is interconnected with networks operated by all telecom carriers, major non-carriers and local Internet service providers. With more than a decade of experience in developing solutions tailored to China's complex Internet infrastructure, ChinaCache is a partner of choice for businesses, government agencies and other enterprises to enhance the reliability and scalability of online services and applications and improve end-user experience. For more information on ChinaCache, please visit en.chinacache.com. Safe Harbor Statement This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. ChinaCache may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about ChinaCache's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the following: the Company's goals and strategies, expansion plans, the expected growth of the content and application delivery services market, the Company's expectations regarding keeping and strengthening our relationships with its customers, and the general economic and business conditions in the regions where the Company provides its solutions and services. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and ChinaCache undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.
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