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PCCW Global and Huawei open new state-of-the-art Global HD Video Communications Center

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG / SHENZHEN, CHINA – May 20, 2014

PCCW Global, the Hong Kong-headquartered international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched their new Global High Definition Video Communications Center in Hong Kong.

This leading edge facility, located at Telecom House in Wanchai, Hong Kong showcases a full range of the latest innovative HD calling, conferencing, and collaboration solutions, which are available on multiple devices including telepresence rooms, conferencing terminals, tablets, and smartphones.

PCCW Global is one of the first service providers globally to offer a point-to-point cross-private network video calling service that makes communicating in HD as familiar and easy to use as making a traditional voice call. An employee can simply dial the number of another video user either within or outside their own organization, locally or abroad, and connect in HD with no need for a pre-set time or conference bridge to be arranged.

The cloud-based HDVC platform, jointly built by PCCW Global and Huawei, offers service providers and multinational enterprises cost-effective deployment of high quality video collaboration services that have the power to transform business communications, providing an extremely rich, real-time face-to-face experience.

PCCW Global is committed to making HDVC easy to use and accessible. Its fully managed network provides a high quality fully interoperable multipoint video conferencing and video calling experience between, and among, users spanning more than 130 countries around the globe.

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “Huawei has been an important technology and business partner for us. We are excited to explore new innovations in the video collaboration field together and to help our customers cost-effectively maximise the impact of HD video.”

Miss Mao Yumin, Vice President for Huawei Core Network Product Line, said, “The opening of the Global High Definition Video Communications Center is a key milestone for all carriers and enterprises to leverage on the opportunities offered by HDVC with a global reach whatever the device and whatever the access. Huawei is extremely honoured to partner with PCCW Global for this project.”

 

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 130 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, international voice and VoIPX services.

PCCW Global maintains regional centers in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. 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 sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

Together with the highly successful media business of its parent company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and services across the PCCW Group's unique quadruple-play platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through the dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huawei

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Huawei 

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Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global (3rd from left), Mr. Frederick Chui, Senior Vice President, Global Data Sales and Presales, PCCW Global (2nd from left), Mr. John Wat, Vice President, Cloud and Solutions, Product and Vendor Management, PCCW Global (left), Mr. Mike Macdonald, Chief Technology Officer of Huawei SEA Region (3rd from right), Mr. Tong Guofan, IMS Solution General Manager of Core Network (2nd from right) and Mr. Ambrose Tang, Account Director, Huawei Hong Kong Representative Office (right), officiate the launch of new Global High Definition Video Communications Center.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
PCCW Group
Tel:     +852 2883 8747
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Fiona Cheuk
Huawei
Tel: +852 2215 3509
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