Award of MEF CE 2.0 Certification for Switched Ethernet Service reinforces PCCW Global’s internationally-acclaimed Carrier Ethernet capability

Constantly seeking to upgrade our Ethernet service standards and ability to support the very latest voice, data and video applications

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, July 8, 2015

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, has gained new recognition which further enhances its reputation as a world leader in Carrier Ethernet service provision.

MEF, the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet, has recognized PCCW Global's Switched Ethernet Service (SES) by awarding it MEF CE 2.0 Certification in all eight MEF service types. PCCW Global’s Switched Ethernet Service offers a cost-effective communications solution which can be made available to customers in more than 70 countries across five continents via a fully-managed network that performs according to stringent SLA conditions.

Mr. Jordick Wong, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President of Product and Vendor Management, said, “We are extremely proud to have received this MEF CE 2.0 Certification for our Switched Ethernet Service. We will continue to enrich and enhance our Ethernet portfolio offering to our customers by providing them with a fully-managed carrier-class solution which supports the very latest voice, data, and video applications, wherever in the world our customers may need them.”

The two Ethernet service types – Dedicated Ethernet Service (DES) and SES – run on separate PCCW Global platforms and address different customer requirements. Customers requiring a designated cable path and dedicated bandwidth will usually opt for the DES, while the SES suits organizations which need to extend LAN to WAN connectivity with built-in resilience. Attributes which make PCCW Global’s SES solution attractive to customers include simplicity, flexibility, reliability and affordability.

This latest MEF certification underscores PCCW Global’s commitment to industry standards conformance, and its ability to meet the demanding standards of CE 2.0 Certification. In 2014, PCCW Global was awarded MEF CE 2.0 Certification for its Dedicated Ethernet Service, becoming the first carrier in the world to be granted international MEF CE 2.0 Certification for global services that cross continental boundaries, as well as the first carrier to certify its 10 Gigabit Ethernet network services. PCCW Global also won the MEF’s “Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - APAC” in 2014, and a significant number of PCCW Global’s technical experts were accredited with MEF certification.

MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations. These include telecoms service providers, multiple cable-system operators, network equipment vendors, software manufacturers, semiconductor vendors and testing entities.

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 140 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, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Greece, France, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. 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.

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Ivan Ho
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PCCW Group
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