PCCW Global wins two Global Carrier Awards

Recognized for its technological innovation and service excellence in the wholesale industry at the annual Global Carrier Awards in Paris

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, November 5, 2015

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has won two Global Carrier Awards at Capacity Europe 2015. The awards recognize PCCW Global’s leadership in IPX, network security, mobile solutions and wholesale services.

The Global Carrier Awards, organized by Capacity Media, celebrate innovation, excellence and vision in the wholesale telecoms market. The awards entries are scored independently by a panel of judges, comprising Capacity’s senior editorial team, leading analysts and market watchers. The judging panel was carefully selected to cover a wide range of market areas and regions.

PCCW Global received the following honors at the Capacity Europe 2015:

• Best North American Project - Winner
• Best Voice Service Innovation: Emerging Market - Winner
• Best African Wholesale Carrier - Finalist
• Best Global Wholesale Carrier Voice - Finalist
• Best Strategic Acquisition - Finalist

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “These awards recognize the breadth and depth of our offering and highlight an outstanding year for growth and innovation in the telecommunications industry. Together with our customers and partners, we strive to create a global telecoms market that is more dynamic, diverse and ready to serve high-performance applications by delivering new services and technologies in the carrier space and therefore leading to new end user demand. We are very proud to be recognized for our work and believe we can have a positive and lasting impact on our partners, customers and the communications industry.”

The awards highlight PCCW Global’s achievements in 2015, including its best North American project and its regional breakout service in Africa by deploying a meshed network topology to keep African international voice traffic within the continent.

Mr. Halbfinger added, “Throughout 2015, we have been laser focused on finding the best ways to connect, protect, manage and optimize carrier services for our customers. We are enabling them to capture new revenue, protect profits, and grow their businesses. We are proud to be providing the tools they need to be successful in today’s communications market and will continue to deliver greater quality, scalability and flexibility around the world.”

In 2015, PCCW Global has received numerous awards and global recognition including - Frost & Sullivan Awards, Global Telecom Business Innovation Awards, Telecoms World Awards Middle East, and Total Telecom Africa Awards.

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, 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 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

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
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