PCCW Global and IFX Networks link Ethernet networks in Latin America

HONG KONG / BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, January 19, 2012

PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and IFX Networks, a regional network service provider with an extensive Ethernet platform in South America, have interconnected their Ethernet networks to enhance service offerings in the Latin American market.

This agreement is an expansion of the existing MPLS relationship between PCCW Global and IFX Networks to deliver even better quality and more cost-effective Ethernet and MPLS solutions.

IFX Networks’ customers can enjoy Dedicated and Switched Ethernet Services deployed on PCCW Global's leading-edge international MPLS backbone with full guaranteed use of bandwidth and greater flexibility in terms of scalability and enhanced feature options.

Mr. Richard Brolly, President of Americas of PCCW Global Inc., said, “PCCW Global takes pride in cooperating with service providers worldwide to extend our global coverage and improve our network performance. The new component of our interconnection with IFX Networks will enable us to offer competitively diverse solutions while increasing business and operational efficiency for our customers.”

Mr. Luciano Salata, Vice President of IFX Networks, said, "Our partnership with PCCW Global was established when MPLS was almost rocket-science. In such scenario, the IFX-PCCW Global collaboration over the past decade provided an unparallelled quality of experience to regional and global customers that needed to go from Latin America to the rest of the world or vice versa. We are confident that this Ethernet interconnection is a natural step ahead to address the increasing demand for Ethernet services from all different vertical markets”.

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 1,500 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.

About IFX Network

IFX Networks is a leading, independent and neutral Latin American Carrier with more than 14 years in the industry. With direct presence in 13 countries and extensive network partnerships to cover any location at any city in Central & South America, Mexico and the Caribbean, IFX delivers an unparalleled quality of experience to local, regional and global carriers and enterprises.

IFX Networks counts with a solid know how, in key business areas: Internet, Data Networking, Voice & Video Communication, Cloud Services, Managed Services and Datacenter, which allows us to deliver integrated communications solutions under a real One-Stop-Shop concept.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
Corporate Communications
PCCW Group
Tel: +852 2883 8747
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Marcela Rovira
CMO
IFX Networks
Tel: +571 3693000
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