PCCW Global achieves industry milestone as world’s first MEF 100G CE 2.0 certified service provider

Delivering performance and scalability for the digital economy and hyper-connected world

HKT (SEHK: 6823) HONG KONG, March 31, 2016 

The MEF today announces that PCCW Global has become the world’s first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.

PCCW Global’s worldwide network passed rigorous testing procedures covering a full set of 100G service attributes, including performance and bandwidth profiles. Compliance testing and certification was performed by Iometrix, the official test lab of the MEF.

The PCCW Global 100G CE 2.0 certified service is based on network equipment supplied by Huawei. Huawei is one of the first six technology vendors to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified equipment, as announced in 2015.

Mr. Nan Chen, President of MEF, said, “The MEF congratulates PCCW Global and Huawei on their collaborative, pioneering work to drive industry innovation with 100G CE 2.0 services certification. PCCW Global already has demonstrated excellence in providing a full portfolio of CE 2.0 certified E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services, and now is pushing the envelope again with 100G performance and scalability. We look forward to other service providers following suit in order to lay a highly scalable CE 2.0 services foundation that ultimately will support dynamic, cloud-centric services orchestrated over automated and interconnected networks.”

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “By becoming MEF 100G CE 2.0 certified, we have demonstrated our ability to meet the high performance, high reliability, and scalability standards required by our customers’ demanding, business-critical applications. Being the first service provider to achieve this certification is a credit to our hardworking teams, and we are looking forward to being a critical part of the industry transition to agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services.”

Mr. Jeffrey Gao, President of Huawei Transmission Network Product Line, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with PCCW Global to complete the world’s first MEF 100G 2.0 services certification. The introduction of the 100G large-volume network is an important milestone for boosting network efficiency. The certification is evidence of Huawei’s success when it comes to large-volume transmission network solutions. Huawei will continue to provide PCCW Global with leading solutions for its future network development.”

Mr. Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst of Ovum, said, “Today’s digital economy is underpinned by enterprises, cloud providers and data centers interconnected by a high capacity 100G core. PCCW Global has long been an industry leader in optimizing the vital inter-carrier interconnect function and MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification takes that up one more level, a laudable industry achievement. PCCW Global is in a position to rapidly respond to the challenge of supporting unforecasted 100G network demands arising from the fluid and fast-growing web-based economy.”

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 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.

About the MEF

The MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. Optimized for real-time, QoS-enabled, secured traffic and integration of value-added network functions-as-a-service, Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks globally powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

The MEF leverages its global 200+ network operators and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.

The MEF has established a technical and implementation framework that includes architecture, information models, service definitions, operational processes, open source community, and certification programs. MEF work is conducted internally and – under the guidance of the MEF UNITE program – in collaboration with global standards organizations and open source projects.

MEF16 ( is the MEF's global networking event that will bring together the ecosystem of players enabling the transition to Third Network services and showcase demonstrations of leading-edge service & technology innovations for the hyper-connected world.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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About Iometrix

Iometrix is the preeminent testing authority in the networking industry. The company is globally recognized as the official test laboratory of the MEF and has performed certification testing for all MEF Carrier Ethernet programs for more than a decade.

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