PCCW Global wins Asia Communications Award – Project of the Year for its fast and flawless eSports connectivity solution

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, May 26, 2017

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has won the Project of the Year for its ground-breaking superfast connectivity solution developed specifically for competitive eSports gaming at the prestigious Asia Communications Awards held on May 24 in Singapore.

The award-winning project saw PCCW Global acting as the international connectivity partner for the 2016 League of Legends Master Series (LMS) Summer Playoffs Grand Final in Hong Kong, during which the company lifted the eSports gamers’ performance to new heights with its ultra-low latency, highly responsive service. Working against very tight deadlines, PCCW Global demonstrated once again its strong project management and consistent commitment to deliver the best quality service solutions at all times and under all conditions.

The League of Legends is the ultimate competitive eSports competition during which gamers fight online in front of millions of viewers, sometimes exceeding 300 individual actions per minute. PCCW Global recognized the need for a superfast solution for these conditions, where the servers are located remotely from the gamers but the response times must be instantaneous, and worked to provide a very high-speed, low latency and highly responsive connectivity service to match.

PCCW Global delivered the perfect solution in just 14 days, providing direct fiber connectivity between the event in Hong Kong and gaming servers in Taiwan. Superfast response times were made possible via two dedicated 1000 Mbps capacity fiber connections. High-speed Internet access provided by the team streamed live coverage of the five-hour LMS Summer Playoffs Grand Final worldwide in three languages via various website platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The result was a flawless world-class experience for both professional gamers and spectators alike.

Mr. Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing Officer of PCCW Global, said, “PCCW Global was extremely proud to receive the Asia Communications Award’s Project of the Year. We have delivered both the best possible gaming experience for the professional players competing, and the best possible live streaming experience for spectators around the world, ensuring super low latency and ultra-reliability for the full five-hour competition, with extensive onsite support. Our message here is simple – PCCW Global is 100% committed to eSports and a tailored connectivity solution for gamers globally.”

Following the successful delivery of its ground-breaking service at the League of Legends competition, PCCW Global has become the go-to connectivity partner for eSports around the world.

Please click here to read about the eSports case study: http://mediafiles.pccwglobal.com/http://mediafiles.pccwglobal.com/images/downloads/Esport_casestudy.pdf

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Frederick Chui, SVP, Global Data Sales & Presales accepts the ACA award on behalf of PCCW Global

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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

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
PCCW Group
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