PCCW Global optimizes SSAB's network for efficient monitoring and added resilience

HONG KONG , February 16, 2012

PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider, has customized a flexible worldwide communications solution for SSAB, a global leader in value-added, high strength steel, to support SSAB in optimizing its network management and migrating its telecommunications infrastructure to a managed high performance MPLS environment.

SSAB's steel products are supplied to an ever-growing number of markets across the entire world and it required a high quality common network platform with low latencies globally deployed within the company in order to support its wide range of internal applications. The company also required reliable connections to its Asian and Oceanian sites for remote users to share its global platform while reducing telecommunications costs.

SSAB selected PCCW Global to migrate its communications onto PCCW Global´s managed, scalable and high performance MPLS platform. PCCW Global's network is proactively monitored 24/7 by multiple network operation centers with multiple language support to ensure top-notch performance at all times, and this migration will ensure that SSAB's network is seamlessly managed.

In recognition of SSAB's high requirements for remote access mobility, resilience, and security, PCCW Global has customized a flexible solution designed to address SSAB’s needs based on its resilient and seamless terrestrial and submarine connectivity on a robust network covering more than 1,600 cities in 110 countries.

PCCW Global's Senior Vice President of Europe, Ms. Ying Liang, said, “We have migrated SSAB’s communications to a homogenous and scalable network with a high standard Service Level Agreement (SLA) and provided SSAB with a solution which fits its requirements for resilience and security. PCCW Global’s network is protected by redundant routing, especially in earthquake-prone zones, and we utilize our wide range of submarine and terrestrial cables and satellites to ensure there is always backup routing. PCCW Global is committed to the critical mission of ensuring that SSAB always stays connected to its sites and that its applications are fully supported.”

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.

With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams based in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Covering more than 1,600 cities and 110 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, and voice services. 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.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
Group Communications
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