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ChinaCache Signs Contract With SmarTone

BEIJING, Oct. 10, 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, today announced that it has signed a contract with SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited ("SmarTone") (HKSE:0315), a leading provider of 3G and 4G wireless communications services with operating subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Macau.

Under the agreement, ChinaCache will provide content and application delivery solutions including its Content Pull-in Services ("CPIS") to SmarTone to improve the accessibility of Mainland China-originated content for SmarTone's end users, reduce cross-border data transmission costs and enhance overall end-user experience.

By using CPIS, ChinaCache is able to pull Internet contents hosted in Mainland China and cache in its servers in Hong Kong for SmarTone's customers. This localization of content allows SmarTone's customers to enjoy seamless access to popular Mainland China content anytime and anywhere on their high-speed data network. CPIS is one of the network solutions developed by ChinaCache specifically for telecommunication carriers to improve their end-user experience. Since its launch, CPIS has been implemented by a variety of domestic and international carriers.

"SmarTone is known for its excellent service quality and we are proud to help them further improve user experience with our industry-leading solutions. We are excited about this international cooperation opportunities," commented Mr. Song Wang, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ChinaCache. "The demand for Mainland China-originated Internet content is growing rapidly in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. ChinaCache will continue to work with carriers throughout the region to allow their subscribers access to this content quickly and securely through the use of our cost-effective, easy to implement technology solution."

SmarTone provides voice, multimedia and broadband services through its territory-wide 4G and 3G HSPA+ wireless networks. SmarTone has been listed in Hong Kong since 1996. It is a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (HKSE:0016).

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

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CONTACT: For investor and media inquiries please contact: Ms. Yujie Li Investor Relations ChinaCache International Holdings Tel: +86 (10) 6408 5305 Email: ir@chinacache.com Mr. Lee Roth The Piacente Group | Investor Relations Tel: +1 212-481 2050 Email: chinacache@tpg-ir.comSource:ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.