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PCCW Global wins AfricaCom Award with transformative digital solutions for Africa

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, November 18, 2016

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, won the Best Network Improvement Award at the AfricaCom Awards held on November 16 in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2016, PCCW Global proudly became the world’s first service provider to be accredited with MEF 100Gbps CE2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services on our SES (Ethernet over MPLS and VPLS) and DES (Ethernet over SDH) platforms. This represented a milestone for the industry because the previous upper limit for MEF CE2.0 services certification was 10Gbps.

It was an important initiative enabling a 100Gbps connection across its African and global network, when the industry standard is far below this. PCCW Global plans for the long-term capacity requirements to meet the rising demand of businesses and communities across Africa.

Mr. Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing Officer of PCCW Global, said, "We are delighted that our continued focus on delivering innovative and highly reliable services has been recognised yet again. These services are designed to enable service providers to extend their offerings into new markets and to build new and profitable revenue streams.”

These innovations are part of an ongoing programme of strategic developments which continues to demonstrate PCCW Global’s ability to deliver digital solutions globally whilst maintaining our all-important passion for service excellence.

PCCW Global’s network has recently been certified to offer all CE2.0 services and has now achieved historical milestones such as being the first CE2.0 certified network to offer services across continental boundaries and to offer 100Gbps services.

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.
 
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.

HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go.


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Ivan Ho
PCCW Group
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