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PCCW Global and SAP® Digital Interconnect combine forces to set new standards in geographic reach, quality and flexibility of mobile roaming and interconnect services

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, March 28, 2017

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has signed an agreement with SAP Mobile Services now SAP Digital Interconnect to merge their respective Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) domains into a single IPX domain. The agreement signifies the creation of a global, independent full-service IPX offering, with customers now being able to benefit from both SAP’s extensive LTE roaming footprint and PCCW Global’s state-of-the-art IPX Voice and VoLTE capabilities, all offered via a single dedicated network connection.

With the increase and acceleration of subscriber demand in LTE and a broader range of mobile services, service providers must adapt to the rapidly increasing rate of growth in data traffic, while also coping with the changing regulations, market expectations, and the many new technical and operational challenges. The combined capabilities of PCCW Global and SAP will help mobile operators better address these challenges by offering various new services including state-of-the-art ENUM capabilities to facilitate easy and cost-efficient routing of VoLTE traffic.

Ms. Ronnie Klingner, President Mobility, Security and Digital Services, PCCW Global, said, “PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect aim to provide best-of-breed IPX services to their existing and new customers, offering one of the largest and most far-reaching on-net connectivity solutions in the industry which combine a comprehensive suite of both IPX and VoLTE services.”

Mr. Sethu Meenakshisundaram, President of SAP Digital Interconnect, said, “By combining the strength of SAP Digital Interconnect, an industry leader in global roaming services, with PCCW Global’s voice footprint and extensive MPLS backbone, we aim to deliver customers unrivalled scale, quality, and flexibility in mobile services. This collaboration has extensive future potential globally and is intended to benefit operators both in the short- and mid-term.”

PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect plan to combine their footprints into a single IPX offering which will enable the two companies to deliver a range of new and advanced services including high-quality GRX, LTE data roaming, diameter, SCCP, Flex IPX (bandwidth on-demand), VoIPX, VoLTE and Globalview (advanced analytics and reporting).

CSL, the leading mobile network operator in Hong Kong and an operating division of HKT, will be the user of the combined IPX domain. Mr. Richard Midgett, Managing Director, Wireless Business, HKT, said, “We are delighted to be one of the first to benefit from this latest development. With PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect, we can now access a broad range of services that support both our current and future needs.”

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 centres 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.

For more information, please visit www.hkt.com

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PCCW Group
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