PCCW Global named Best International Wholesale Carrier for third consecutive year at the Telecoms World Awards Middle East

HKT (SEHK:6823) HONG KONG – October 16, 2013

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has been named the Best International Wholesale Carrier for the third consecutive year at the Telecoms World Awards Middle East 2013.

The annual awards ceremony recognizes key industry leaders that have raised the bar for excellence. PCCW Global was once again selected from amongst the world’s leading carriers as the winner of the coveted title by a panel of independent judges from the Middle Eastern telecommunications industry. 

PCCW Global has continued its consistent focus in assuring the expansion of its global footprint and in particular on developing its presence, product, and network coverage in the Middle East. PCCW Global works in close cooperation with a wide variety of carriers in the region, jointly providing IPLC (international private lines), MPLS IP-VPN, Global Ethernet Solutions in addition to a suite of services which include cloud applications and managed services such as Broadcast Video Transmission and HD video calling and conferencing.   

Last year, PCCW Global also further expanded its footprint extension from the Middle East to Africa by acquiring and integrating Gateway Communications which has enhanced PCCW Global's capabilities in supporting enterprises engaged in Asia-Middle East-Africa trade. 

Mr. Sameh Sobhy, PCCW Global’s Vice President of MENA, said, "We are extremely pleased to have yet again won the Best International Wholesale Carrier at the Telecoms World Awards Middle East. We believe that PCCW Global has been recognized as such for three years in a row because we continue to focus on addressing the specific needs of the carrier community in unique and complex markets while they in turn support their underlying enterprise customers. Our teams around the world continue to contribute to our Middle East base by delivering new and innovative services that drive the growth of our customers and partners. The Middle East is a vitally important market for us, and we will continue to extend our capabilities and reach in the region by developing strategic relationships with leading players in the region.” 

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is an 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 runs regional centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom, Johannesburg in South Africa, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Beijing in China, Tokyo in Japan, Seoul in Korea, Singapore, while our team maintains presence in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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.

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