PCCW Global and FPT Telecom interconnect Ethernet networks

HONG KONG / MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA, August 9, 2011

PCCW Global, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and FPT Telecom Corporation (FPT), Vietnam’s leading telecommunications services provider, have interconnected their Ethernet networks for improved international network coverage and service availability.

This collaboration is an expansion of the long-standing relationship between PCCW Global and FPT since their MPLS networks interconnected in 2008.

The interconnected MPLS and Ethernet infrastructures allow PCCW Global and FPT to offer enterprise customers MPLS VPN and Switched Ethernet with different classes of service (CoS), enabling optimum integration of offices and applications in any corporate environment with minimal capital investment.

Mr. Stephen Pang, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, said, “We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with FPT. The enterprises in Vietnam have been looking for the best international connectivity solutions for overseas expansion and the collaboration will enable PCCW Global to capture this rising demand.”

FPT Telecom’s Vice President, Mr. Nguyen Van Khoa, said, “FPT is excited to extend the strategic relationship with our strong partner PCCW Global. With this collaboration, our customers will be able to enjoy full MPLS and Ethernet coverage of virtually anywhere in the world, and will further enhance our selling efforts to Vietnamese enterprises or Vietnam based enterprises to access globally.”

About PCCW Limited

PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.

As the provider of Hong Kong’s first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com. 

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group's telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies.

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 FPT Telecom

Founded in 1997 as a core subsidiary company of FPT Corporation, FPT Telecom is among the leading telecommunications operators in Vietnam. The company has provided telecom services for Internet, Fixed, Domestic and International Voice calls, International Interconnection and Leased Line according to its licenses granted by the Vietnamese Government.

FPT Telecom endeavors to bring the best-quality services to its clients by incessantly investing and upgrading the network infrastructure. The company is extending the reach of its optical network built upon a flexible DWDM layer to facilitate fully protected Ethernet and SDH services. To connect to global, the company has capacity either terrestrial cable or submarine cable via its border connection connecting to oversea PoP with total bandwidth over hundreds Gbps. It will make FPT Telecom becomes the leader in Internet Service Providers and other telecom services depends on the connection with the world.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho

Group Communications

PCCW Limited

Tel: +852 2883 8747

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Tran Thuy Nguyet Minh

Global Business Division

FPT Telecom International

Tel: +84 (4) 7300 2222 (ext: 4947)

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