Tap & Go mobile payment platform wins GTB Innovation Award

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, May 25, 2017

Tap & Go mobile payment platform has won the Wholesale Service Innovation Award at the GTB Telecoms Innovation Summit and Awards 2017 held on May 23.

The Awards recognizes the telecommunication industry’s most innovative and successful project partnerships between operators and vendors of the past year and showcases the best project entries to reveal the latest telecom innovations in application, design, network or product.

Developed by HKT Payment Limited in Hong Kong, and operated and distributed worldwide by PCCW Global, the Tap & Go mobile payment platform partnership with an African mobile operator has won the Wholesale Service Innovation Awards.

This successful go-to-market collaboration involving the Tap & Go mobile payment platform combines both PCCW Global and HKT Payment’s specialist knowledge in customizing mobile payment solutions to meet local market and business requirements with global telecom expertise and solutions developed specifically for the demanding Hong Kong market, to deliver a groundbreaking cloud-based mobile payments solution.

With additional unique feature extensions to suit the specific needs of the African target market, the success of Tap & Go highlights the ease with which a cutting-edge white label solution can be repackaged to address local requirements quickly and cost effectively, thereby providing an ideal combination of speed to market and local customization.

As with all of its telecom projects, PCCW Global adopted a forward-thinking approach that started the exciting payment innovation process with the customer at its core to deliver an enhanced customer experience, while working to ensure that the operator’s service needs and market aspirations are met.

In the case of the Tap & Go project, the African mobile operator was seeking to position itself as a major mobile banking player in its domestic market by providing an effective mobile money platform with appropriate features to both meet the needs of the market and address the operator’s strategic business development objectives. The operator was also looking for a mobile payment platform with the flexibility to support and enable the provision of additional services beyond pure payments, as well as enabling the operator to enter into partnerships with local governmental agencies and other enterprises to deliver a range of socially meaningful services.

PCCW Global, HKT Payment and the African mobile operator successfully implemented Tap & Go, delivering not just mobile payment and stored value capabilities but also added functionalities such as support for social benefit services. The African mobile operator planned to commercially launch the service in July 2017.

Please click here to learn how Tap&Go works: http://www.pccwglobal.com/en/news-and-views/industry-opinion/500-how-tap-go-works

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Jonathan Webster, VP Data Sales UK & Ireland, PCCW Global (second from the left) and Monita Leung, Head of HKT Premier & HKT Payment (second from the right) are happy to receive the award at GTB Summit


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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 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber 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 centres 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 a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong 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 visit www.hkt.com

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