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PCCW Global, China Telecom Global and Chunghwa Telecom International create a unified IPX platform for Greater China

Three-way interconnection agreement will improve service quality for carrier, multinational and consumer customers

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, May 13, 2015

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, China Telecom Global (CTG) and Chunghwa Telecom International (CHTI) have taken the initiative to create a unified IPX (IP-eXchange) platform for Greater China by signing agreements to facilitate the interconnection of their respective IPX communities.

The three partners will establish a unified IPX network platform spanning Greater China which will improve their seamlessly integrated service to their carrier, multinational and consumer customers.

Services supported will include VoIPX, GRX, Diameter, HD calling, HD video conferencing, Ethernet, cloud offerings and SDN, and the platform will connect IP services between mobile and fixed networks using MPLS as the transport layer.

PCCW Global’s IPX is a next-generation platform built to support the future needs of fixed and mobile service providers. It enables guaranteed end-to-end delivery of high-quality voice and mobile data services via one converged port. An extensive network spanning 140 countries provides PCCW Global with a presence in 3,000 cities, including the growth markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. It has the most directly connected IPX-compliant connections in the world.

China Telecom Global’s IPX (CTG IPX) is a secure next-generation private IP network that carries multiple IP services and interconnections as a wholesale hub with end-to-end Quality-of-Service (QoS) measures designed to meet demands of the future. Multiple services including voice, 2G/3G/4G roaming and signaling are provided via one port. CTG IPX is built on China Telecom’s leading MPLS network, which covers 312 cities in mainland China plus nearly 130 countries further afield.

Chunghwa Telecom International’s IPX is an advanced multiple-services platform based on a next-generation IP network and delivered via MPLS technology. It combines single private IP networks by interconnecting with network operators and service providers. The end result is delivery of IP-based services such as voice, data, video, messaging and signaling – all via the same link. Customers therefore enjoy flexible bandwidth at low cost, plus premium quality based on end-to-end QoS.

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “We are honored to be working with CTG and CHTI to establish a seamless Greater China IPX network as a ‘bridge’ that will facilitate even tighter communication throughout the region, and to the rest of the world. The latest 4G services are enabling people to interact with greater flexibility for voice and data networks, and our collective IPX solution will serve to accelerate that process.”

Mr. Xiaofeng Deng, Chief Executive Officer of China Telecom Global, said, “By implementing our own global IPX platform, we can provide voice and data roaming with better quality and network reliability to benefit our 200 million mobile subscribers.”

He added: “We will see more than voice and data carried by the IPX platform in the near future, and are very pleased to establish our first IPX connections with PCCW Global and CHTI, as valuable partners. Greater China is home to one of the most dynamic and booming economies in the world. It is therefore top priority for us to bolster long-term co-operative partnerships in the region to strengthen our position in the global telecoms business arena. China Telecom will continue working on global extension of our network footprints.”

Dr Alex Chien, Executive Vice President of Chunghwa Telecom International, said, “We launched 4G in mid-2014, as the first and only IPX service provider in Taiwan. We are pleased to co-operate with China Telecom Global and PCCW Global via IPX peering interconnections, and believe this ‘everyone wins’ strategy will deliver the greatest benefits to our customers, especially in terms of premium quality.”

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 140 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, Greece, 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 China Telecom Global

China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom) for managing its international businesses. Established in 2012 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG leverages on its advantage of abundant resources in Mainland China, bridging the Asia Pacific and connecting the world. CTG set up subsidiaries in 26 countries and regions, as well as 61 overseas POPs, and owns more than 7T capacities in international connectivity bandwidth and intercontinental capacity. CTG also has resources on 23 submarine cables, while participating in the construction of more than 10. With the direct connection with terrestrial cables to more than 10 neighboring countries and regions, CTG has formulated its global service network and network capacity. Targeting international carriers, MNC clients and overseas Chinese, CTG provides customized and economical integrated communication solutions and diversified telecom services to cater for their global business needs. CTG’s services include direct and transit internet access, broadband, unified communications, cloud computing, ICT, fixed and mobile voice and value added services, professional services and industry solutions, operation consultancy and outsourcing. More information please visit www.chinatelecomglobal.com.

About Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX 2412, NYSE: CHT) is Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and internet services. The Company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers and is expanding its cloud computing services. In recent years, Chunghwa has been actively involved in corporate social responsibility and has won domestic and international awards and recognition.

Chunghwa Telecom has direct connections with over 160 international carriers and the network coverage reaches over 250 countries and areas for international voice services as well as above 60 PoPs of Chunghwa Global Network for worldwide data services. For expending service area, Chunghwa has established overseas offices in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Europe, etc., and subsidiary companies in, USA, China, Japan, Singapore, HK and Vietnam. For more information on Chunghwa, please visit www.cht.com.tw.

IPX platform
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global (3rd from right), Mr. Xiaofeng Deng, CEO of China Telecom Global (center) and Dr. Alex Chien, EVP of Chunghwa Telecom International (3rd from left) attended the signing ceremony. They are accompanied by Ms. Phoebe Wang, Manager of Donghwa Telecom (left), Mr. Jordick Wong, SVP, Product and Vendor Management, PCCW Global (2nd from left), Mr. Yan Ou, EVP of China Telecom Global (2nd from right) and Mr. Stephen Pang, SVP, Asia & CIS, PCCW Global (right).

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
PCCW Group
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Thomas Leung
XCCL (on behalf of China Telecom Global)
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Gordon Hou
Chunghwa Telecom International
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