PCCW Global and VNPT form strategic cooperation

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG / HANOI, VIETNAM, January 29, 2013

PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Vietnam’s foremost full service telecommunications service provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic cooperation to explore business opportunities in Southeast Asia and beyond.

This agreement serves to accelerate the development of bilateral cooperation between the two companies. They will collaborate in the delivery of a wide range of services, including Internet, satellite, voice, data, fixed-line, mobile, multimedia and IT solutions. They will also share experience in developing content services and value-added services.

Mr. Stephen Pang, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President of Asia and CIS, said, “PCCW Global is excited to jointly explore telecommunications opportunities with VNPT. This new cooperation combines the strengths and resources of both companies. It helps us deliver a seamless ICT service for our clients in Vietnam, and allows us to fully support VNPT as its customers enter into new markets.”

Mr. Nghiem Phu Hoan, Vice President of VNPT Group, said, “The MoU signed by VNPT and PCCW Global will lay the first foundation for the long-term and overall cooperation between the two sides in the coming time. I highly appreciate the goodwill of PCCW Global in cooperating with VNPT Group and I do believe that our cooperation will bring about mutual benefits to both sides, and benefits to our customers and our society in general.”

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 1,800 cities in 120 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 VNPT

VNPT is one of the largest ICT and telecommunications operators in Vietnam with a wide and state-of-the-art network infrastructure. VNPT provides a comprehensive range of products and services: mobile, telephony, satellite, voice, data, Internet, IT solutions, multimedia & television. By the end of 2012, VNPT has been providing services to nearly 10 million landline subscribers, accounting for over 80% of Vietnam’s landline market; more than 80 million mobile subscribers (over 61% of the mobile market); and nearly 3 million subscribers of the broadband Internet service - MegaVNN and FiberVNN, equivalent to 64% of the total subscribers in this field. 

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho

Group Communications

PCCW Group

Tel: +852 2883 8747

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Bui Quoc Viet

Information and Public Relations Center

VNPT Group

Tel: +84 3511 8816

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