PCCW Global wins Best Wholesale Ethernet Service at the MEF’s Global Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards 2013

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG

November 28, 2013 – PCCW Global, an international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, won the Best Wholesale Ethernet Service for its robust wholesale offering and global coverage at the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Global Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards 2013.

The MEF’s annual awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of carrier Ethernet business and wholesale services. The judging panel was comprised of senior analysts from independent research firms including IDC, Infonetics, Vertical Systems, Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, and Ovum.

Mr. Nan Chen, President of the MEF, congratulated PCCW Global on its outstanding contribution to the industry and recognized commitment to delivering innovative Carrier Ethernet solutions to customers throughout the world.

PCCW Global was also a finalist in the global categories for Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application, Best Marketing and Service Provider of the Year.

Ethernet is experiencing massive market growth globally and is rapidly becoming a cost-effective, scalable technology of choice for enterprises looking to extend their LAN internationally. Offering a simple convergence technology that can support true global coverage for the full range of voice, data and video applications, it allows users to make real cost savings by taking advantage of low cost and standardized premise equipment.

Mr. Jordick Wong, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President of Product & Vendor Management, said, “We have focused on developing our carrier Ethernet offering because the number of sites demanding flexible high-speed data services is growing and Ethernet is a cost-efficient way to deliver connectivity for both carriers and their customers. We are proud to be recognized by the MEF and are similarly committed to accelerating the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.”

PCCW Global’s Ethernet services are transported over a redundant SDH and MPLS-enabled network infrastructure and connect geographically diverse Ethernet domains on all six continents. Through more than 40 Ethernet-Network to Network Interconnection (E-NNI) compliant partners, PCCW Global is already able to extend Ethernet functionality and coverage to more than 70 countries worldwide. It has an Alliance Management team that manages and maintains the operational aspects of the service with E-NNI partners.

Mr. Wong added, “Carrier Ethernet is a resilient technology and we take pride in our ability to offer Ethernet services throughout the world including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. In 2014, we will continue to develop our Ethernet offering and deliver the highest quality communications services wherever our customers are located.”

HKT's domestic carrier Ethernet service in Hong Kong is MEF CE1.0 (MEF 9) certified and the PCCW Global worldwide carrier Ethernet network service is undergoing MEF CE2.0 certification, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2013.

PCCW Global has an ongoing program to assure certification by MEF sanctioned training structures which has already certified planning and network engineers, operations specialists, and pre-sales solutions engineers.

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is the international 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 maintains regional centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom, Gosselies in Belgium, 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.

About The MEF

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/

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