PCCW Global leverages the latest in service orchestration and SDN to deliver greater agility and flexibility for its customers

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, November 19, 2015 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s leading premier telecommunications service provider, successfully demonstrated the new automated flexible bandwidth and compute services that will be rolled out commercially across the PCCW Global network starting in 2016 at the GEN15 in Dallas, USA.

Supported by the latest software-defined networking (SDN) and best in class service orchestration technologies, the real-time demonstration illustrated a suite of online self-service tools that will provide PCCW Global’s customers with significantly shorter lead time for delivery of service and increased agility in on-demand modifications to existing bandwidth, class-of-service and compute-resource services. Delivered via a self-service customer portal, the new capabilities will include online quotation and ordering, automated provisioning, and lifecycle service management.

The service on-demand requirements will also include various methods of measuring and charging for the different service types. These charge plans can be combinations of existing methods used for variable and fixed services, or new dynamic on-demand billing. In early 2016 the extension of service orchestration across multiple providers through API’s will allow PCCW Global to open up on-net service automation to their network partners as well as third party public and private cloud providers.

Mr. Bret Rehart, Chief Network and Information Officer of PCCW Global, said, “Removing unnecessary complexity and offering simple self-service ordering and provisioning of global bandwidth and compute services will allow our enterprise customers and carrier partners to provision secure, reliable, QoS-based services in minutes rather than weeks.”

Reaching more than 3,000 cities in 140 countries, PCCW Global’s extensive network supports Quality-of-Service features across a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions based on the latest Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission technologies.

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, IP, fibre and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.

PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. 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 sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

HKT offers Hong Kong’s only quadruple-play experience delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.

HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
Group Communications
PCCW Group
Tel:     +852 2883 8747
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