PCCW Global and Türk Telekom International (TTI) sign Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint business opportunities
Collaboration sees synergy between PCCW Global and HKT solutions and TTI’s unique geographical footprint
HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG / ISTANBUL, TURKEY, May 4, 2016
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Türk Telekom International (TTI), a leading telecommunications operator across Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, and the Middle East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore service portfolio and geographic synergies between two leading telecommunications companies.
Under the scope of the MoU, consideration will be given to making PCCW Global’s GTVN (Global Television Network), a managed end-to-end video transportation solution, available to TTI’s customer base of international broadcasters, video content distributors and carriers.
The MoU also provides for exploring how TTI could provide customers with PCCW Global’s award-winning MOREAL cyber threat management service solution and other cloud-based security solutions from HKT. MOREAL is a real-time, self-learning network security capability that won the Global Telecom Business Award in 2015.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “We are delighted to have entered into this MoU to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities for our two companies. TTI has an excellent track record for seamless connectivity and unique coverage from Western Europe through the Middle East and onward to Asia. In addition, TTI has a wealth of experience in entering new markets throughout Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa and Central Asia.”
Mr. Cengiz Oztelcan, Chief Executive Officer of Türk Telekom International, said, “TTI is dedicated to delivering best-in-class solutions to our customers. Through this collaboration with PCCW Global, we believe enormous synergies will be found by leveraging our broad geographic reach to bring PCCW Global’s innovative suite of cyber and broadcast capabilities to serve our customers.”
TTI provides a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to telecom carriers and service providers, as well as mobile operators, cable-TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. The company is 100% owned by Türk Telekom and covers 20 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Caucasus, as well as Turkey itself.
The PCCW Global network covers more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries with a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions that include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission, managed services, international voice and VoIPX services.
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 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. 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 a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong 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 Türk Telekom International
Türk Telekom International is 100% owned by Türk Telekom and acts as its international business unit handling all international data and wholesale voice business functions. Türk Telekom International provides single account management and unified network operations over the entire Türk Telekom International network which includes 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East and the Caucasus, covering a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. Türk Telekom International offers premium quality telecommunication solutions in the form of: guaranteed SLA-s, local experts, dedicated staff, centralized end-to-end network management, trustworthy and reliable attitude, delivering on commitments, on-time delivery, tailor-made, scalable and cost-effective technical solutions and a proven management team with a full service portfolio. Covering over 40,000 km of fiber optic network and more than 150 interconnections worldwide Türk Telekom International is one of the most important players for the global telecommunications industry.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global (right) and Mr. Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO of Türk Telekom International, sign the MoU.
For more information, please contact:
Tel: +852 2883 8747
Head of Marketing Communications
Türk Telekom International
Tel: +36 1 888 3646