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PCCW Global and CAT Telecom to explore business opportunities

HONG KONG / BANGKOK, April 27, 2011 

PCCW Global, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and CAT Telecom Public Company Limited (CAT), a leading Thai telecommunications service provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop close and strategic cooperation.

This agreement serves to support CAT’s recent establishment of a Point of Presence in Hong Kong. The two companies will explore opportunities for cooperation in telecommunications services to support demand from customers with needs to connect Thailand, Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

Mr. Stephen Pang, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, said, “The collaboration with CAT will further enhance our capabilities and enable us to explore new opportunities in Thailand and beyond via CAT’s regional knowledge and our expertise in international connectivity. PCCW Global and CAT will jointly provide high quality international connectivity via diversified submarine cable systems to ensure full resilience and seamless connections to our customers from enterprises, governments, and other market sectors.”

Mr. Sompol Chanprasert, CAT’s Senior Executive Vice President of Broadband Business, said, “CAT offers a full range of data communication solutions including domestic leased circuits, MPLS and Ethernet technology. This is very important in serving our customer’s connectivity needs from Thailand to Hong Kong and beyond. Hong Kong is not only Asia’s financial and trading hub, but also the gateway into mainland China. This strategic agreement with PCCW Global enables CAT to provide international data communications into the global arena.”

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 1,500 cities and 110 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 CAT

CAT Telecom (CAT), Thailand’s first provider of International telecommunications services, has committed to continuously develop our network and services. With years of experience and expertise in the business, CAT can assure its customers of excellent service, global network coverage and state-of-the-art infrastructure that meets the international standard.

Customers can be fully confident in our fiber network, 30,000 kilometers long across the country, which is linked to the global network via our four cable landing stations (Petchaburi, Songkhla, Chonburi and Satun) and three satellite earth stations (Sriracha, Ubol Ratchathani and Nonthaburi). CAT has still taken the lead in building IP core network with a total bandwidth capacity of 40 Gbps, the largest in Thailand. In addition to datacom and international voice business, CAT provides CDMA and value added service such as e-Business and IT Security. With a skillful team of engineer and sales as well as call center, all of these are made available to ensure that our customers receive the best thing. To learn more about CAT, please visit www.cattelecom.com

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho

Group Communications

PCCW Limited

Tel: +852 2883 8747

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Nisakorn Pongsamakthai

Data Business Development Department

CAT Telecom

Tel:   +662 104 4834

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