PCCW Global and PLDT sign IPX multi-service interconnection agreement
HKT (SEHK: 6823) HONG KONG, January 12, 2016
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and PLDT, the leading telecoms and digital services provider in the Philippines, have signed an IPX multi-service interconnection agreement that will improve voice and data connectivity between Hong Kong and the Philippines.
The interconnection agreement enables PCCW Global and PLDT to expand their relationship in new market segments, while improving their existing portfolios and mutually benefiting their fixed, mobile, and international customers.
Mobile operators connected to PCCW Global IPX can enjoy access to its MobileXchange service suite, which includes VoIPX, VoLTE, LTE roaming, GRX, SCCP and cloud-based applications such as Unified Communication-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, OTT solutions and more, giving operators unprecedented potential to differentiate themselves in both roaming and domestic services.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “PLDT is a major partner in many of our projects, and the IPX interconnection was a natural step for us. We are looking forward to bringing innovative solutions to international services which could directly benefit the Philippine market.”
Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman of PLDT, said, "With PCCW Global’s proven expertise in delivering advanced and quality services, we believe that this agreement will enable us to deliver a broader range of digital services to our customers, especially our overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong and their families back home.”
The recent expansion of PCCW Global IPX’s reach reflects the value PCCW Global has brought to the market and establishes the company as a global provider for mobile operators.
Spanning over five continents and with coverage in more than 3,000 cities and some 140 countries, the PCCW Global network is one of the largest in the world supporting GSMA standardized services and cloud-based applications, enabling new revenue streams for connected operators.
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.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. 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 sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers Hong Kong’s only quadruple-play experience delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go.
PLDT is the leading telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line and cellular networks.
PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.
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