HKT (SEHK:6823) – Hong Kong, March 10, 2020 – Türk Telekom International (TTI), the international arm of Türk Telekom Group handling all international data, wholesale voice and roaming business functions, and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, have signed a long-term master service agreement for TTI to provision Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services in collaboration with PCCW Global for their enterprise customers, reducing unnecessary traffic over MPLS networks and enabling the secure, efficient use of online cloud services while providing more capacity for mission-critical applications.
Traditionally, an enterprise would connect its regional offices over an MPLS network infrastructure, bypassing the public Internet and only providing online applications from a centralized and typically company-managed server. However, the growth and demand for innovative online cloud services from a range of international service providers requires more advanced, flexible and intelligent networking options provided by SD-WAN services.
Under the collaboration, the SD-WAN service will leverage broadband Internet connectivity, dual-edge devices, distributed gateways and multiple connectivity options. An end-to-end management portal will provide complete control with zero-touch provisioning, safe in the confidence that mission-critical applications will be equipped with the security and bandwidth that is required.
By providing SD-WAN services to its enterprise customers, TTI continues to expand its product lines, taking advantage of the diversification trend and growing the company’s service portfolio to provide a unique, market-leading service which is continually being optimized for performance, while leveraging cost-effective broadband connectivity over both the Internet and 4G LTE.
Mr. Sameh Sobhy, Vice President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, PCCW Global, said, “This collaboration will allow TTI to extend the reach and deployment of its services on a worldwide basis by making use of PCCW Global’s SD-WAN capabilities, while at the same time PCCW Global can now extend the reach of its service portfolio to a greater geographic area across Turkey, Eastern and Central Europe where TTI has presence.”
Mr. Sükrü Kutlu, Group CEO of Türk Telekom International, said, “In our complex business environment, Türk Telekom International continually assesses the compatibility of its strategy for each product and service, so by adding the SD-WAN service in collaboration with PCCW Global to TTI’s current product range, enterprise customers will experience cost effective, secure, policy-driven transport and improved performance.”