PCCW Global opens new Point-of-Presence in Telekom Malaysia’s data center
HONG KONG / KUALA LUMPUR, March 18, 2010 – PCCW Global, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, today announces the opening of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) data center in Kuala Lumpur.
With the establishment of the new PoP, PCCW Global and TM will be able to provide enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to their respective customers in Malaysia.
Through this PoP, PCCW Global will be able to provide a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions for customers with presence in Malaysia. At the same time, TM will also be offering its services and solutions via PCCW Global’s network.
Mr. Rozaimy Abdul Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global, Telekom Malaysia, said, “We are happy to note that through this partnership, TM and PCCW Global will be joining hands in providing unparalleled telecommunications solutions and services to the increasing demand of customers from corporate and enterprise segments. It will also drive the corporate and enterprise segments particularly in catering the needs of customers who demand for flexible, scalable and future-proof global networking solutions.”
“We believe that this strategic partnership between two major players will further strengthen both companies’ positions as the preferred network and communications service providers in the region. TM will continue our efforts to stay at the forefront by providing class leading global connectivity and services through strategic partnership with our esteemed partners. In our quest for future and sustainable growth, we are constantly developing strategic business relationships with our partners to expand our offerings and building market mindshare as a global brand.” Mr. Rozaimy further explained.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, "PCCW Global is committed to investing in network diversity in the Asian region and this has been demonstrated by the building of another new PoP in Malaysia. Last year we launched the Intra Asia Cable System (IACS)*, designed to avoid potential natural calamity areas in the Asia-Pacific Region. The value of this feature was immediately proven when we were able to reroute traffic on the IACS and resume service within a short time subsequent to a major cable break in Taiwan caused by Typhoon Morakot and earthquakes. The resilient design of our network, coupled with the strength of our relationship with Telekom Malaysia, will guarantee highest quality performance and service."
The construction of this PoP will enhance the cooperation between PCCW Global and TM as both companies collaborate to strengthen each others’ network for global coverage.
*IACS is the region’s first direct, point-to-point and express optical-fibre submarine cable system interconnecting key PoPs in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore with branch extensions to the Philippines and Vietnam.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.
As the provider of Hong Kong’s first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group’s telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies.
With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, London in the UK, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams covering the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Covering more than 1,100 cities and 100 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include IP solutions, transmission solutions including fiber and satellite, managed services and solutions, and voice services. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
About Telekom Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s leading integrated information and communications group, offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line. As a market leader in the broadband and fixed-line businesses, TM is driven to deliver value to its stakeholders in a highly competitive environment. The Group places emphasis on continuing customer service quality enhancements and innovations.
With its extensive global connectivity, TM is poised to position Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital gateway for South-East Asia. In line with this, TM is evolving into a Next Generation Network service provider enabling the Group to enhance its efficiency and productivity while providing enriched products and services.
On the Corporate Responsibility (CR) front, the Group has always been a major corporate contributor towards responsible activities in the belief that these practices are a fundamental tenet of good corporate governance. The Group promotes 3 major platforms i.e. education, community/nation-building and environment. Under education, TM has spent some RM800 million to develop Multimedia University into one of the top universities in Malaysia with more than 20,000 students. TM has also provided scholarships to over 11,000 graduates pursuing academic programmes locally and overseas. Under the community/nation-building platform, the Group contributes towards causes that bring value to the community and nation at large. TM was awarded the prestigious STAR-BIZ ICRM Corporate Responsibility Award under the workplace category for 2008.
For further information on TM, visit www.tm.com.my.
For more information, please contact:
Tel: +852 2883 8747
|Mariam Bevi Batcha
Group Corporate Communications
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Tel: +603 22402666