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PCCW Global’s Console Connect announces on-demand, direct and automated connections to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, February 4, 2019

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has established on-demand, direct and automated connections to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect. PCCW Global’s Console Connect provides on-demand, private connectivity to Alibaba Cloud enterprise customers via PCCW Global’s global network, which spans more than 150 countries around the world.

PCCW Global’s collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, allows enterprises to scale their cloud connectivity and facilitates rapid provisioning of capacity on-demand via the Console Connect platform with direct access to their business-critical applications, connecting any and all endpoints across the customers’ networks. The platform is easy-to-use yet driven through sophisticated automation software that eliminates the complexities of network configuration. PCCW Global’s Console Connect platform enables enhanced performance, visibility, monitoring, and security, while providing additional reach for Alibaba Cloud customers.

Mr. Paul Gampe, Chief Technology Officer of PCCW Global, said, “By connecting the Alibaba Cloud platform to Console Connect at multiple points around the world, we have enabled businesses to rapidly establish secure high-performance direct connections to business-critical applications hosted in the cloud. The agility and performance benefits of Alibaba Cloud Express Connect integrate perfectly with the superior cloud networking experience offered by Console Connect.”

Key Highlights:

  • From a single global account, customers can reduce latency and deploy globally within Alibaba Cloud’s network by leveraging PCCW Global’s Console Connect.
  • Connecting locally via Console Connect provides Alibaba Cloud customers with fast and consistent network performance.
  • Alibaba Cloud customers can access PCCW Global’s global network, which spans more than 150 countries worldwide.
  • Console Connect provides clients with on-demand, scalable bandwidth to ensure that their connectivity remains as flexible as the clouds they are connecting to.

Mr. Leo Liu, General Manager for Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong, Macau and Korea, said, “Alibaba Cloud Express Connect gives customers even more connectivity choices for hybrid environments. Together with PCCW Global, we are making it easier for customers to accelerate their digital transformation process and with the Alibaba Cloud Express Connect, we can enable rapid provisioning of capacity to Alibaba Cloud as a result of our integration with Console Connect.”

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About Console Connect

PCCW Global’s Console Connect is a leading global Software Defined Interconnect platform, enabling its customers to privately and seamlessly access business-critical SaaS applications, cloud providers and other enterprises. The Console Connect platform delivers on-demand cloud connectivity through a unique blend of software and network infrastructure. Console Connect is one of the first global platforms to fully automate switching and routing for seamless interconnection, avoiding the risks of sending traffic over the public Internet. To learn more about Console Connect by PCCW Global, visit www.consoleconnect.com

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. For more information, please visit www.hkt.com 

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
Group Communications
PCCW Group
Tel: +852 2883 8747
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