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PCCW Global and Telstra sign IPX multi-service interconnection agreement

HKT (SEHK: 6823) HONG KONG, January 14, 2016 

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Telstra International Limited, the international arm of Telstra, Australia’s leading tier one telecommunications and information services company, have signed an IPX multi-service interconnection agreement.

The interconnection agreement enables PCCW Global and Telstra to expand their relationship in new market segments, whilst improving their existing portfolio and mutually benefiting their mobile and multinational 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.

Spanning over five continents and with coverage in more than 3,000 cities and 140 countries, 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.

Mr. Emmanuel Bain, PCCW Global’s Head of Voice Business, said, “Our collaboration with Telstra is key to the development of new initiatives for the region. Australia and Hong Kong being leading LTE markets, IPX will be critical to support mobile data growth and quality expectations from the subscribers.”

Australia is a well-developed market, and subscribers are very tech savvy. End-users are seeking for new services, applications and superior telecommunications experiences which IPX can deliver.

Ms. Ellie Sweeney, Executive Director, Global Wholesale, Telstra, said, "Working with PCCW Global will give us the scalability to grow with the demand and the opportunity to expand into new areas.”

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.

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 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. 

About Telstra

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company offering a wide range of services globally, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Telstra’s heritage is proudly Australian, but we have a longstanding international business. Today, we have around 3,000 employees based in 22 countries outside of Australia providing services to hundreds of business and government customers.

Our customers are global, our people are local and our assets are anchored in Asia. Over several decades we have established one of the largest subsea cable networks in the Asia-Pacific region, supplying wholesale and enterprise customers around the world. We also provide sophisticated network application services and have growing interests in software, video delivery, online sales and e-health.

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Ivan Ho
PCCW Group
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Alison Caldicott
Telstra
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