PCCW Global Wins Wholesales Service Provider of the Year at MEF 2017 Awards

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, December 20, 2017

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, received the prestigious Wholesale Service Provider of the Year – Global award at the MEF 17 event held earlier in Orlando, Florida.

This award recognized PCCW Global for its market leading role in providing operators and service providers with advanced, robust and secure global connectivity and additional innovative value added networking services. This is the third year in a row, and the fourth year out of the past five years, that PCCW Global has received this most prestigious annual MEF award.

With its roots in the highly competitive Hong Kong market, PCCW Global is a truly international telecommunications network carrier, linking wholesale customers from all corners of the globe, including South East Asia, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. The MEF awards focus not only on the company’s global network portfolio, presence and coverage, but also on various service differentiators including innovative marketing, interconnection relationships and partnerships as well as the business benefits the company brings to its wholesale customers.

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “We are obviously thrilled to have received this award and the recognition which comes with it from a global industry association as respected as MEF. We are constantly driven to offer connectivity to ever more remote locations via both our own very extensive network and that of our wholesale partners. This will motivate us to drive ourselves even harder to expand our network to hard-to-reach and under-served locations such as certain places in Africa and Latin America. However, what really sets us apart, and what this award helps to recognize, which is extremely gratifying, is our ability to leverage our network to deliver innovative service offerings to our international wholesale customers.”

Mr. Halbfinger added, “We have made the necessary investments in infrastructure and orchestration systems in order to provide our operator customers with global reach and a wide range of services. And our value added ‘special sauce’ is our entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and willingness to always go the extra mile to serve our customers better, by developing tailored solutions to specific operator requirements on a case by case basis.”

PCCW Global’s services span over 150 countries with strategically placed points of presence (POPs), complimented by a network of 188 wholesale partners. The company provides scalable, reliable and cost-effective LAN/MAN/WAN services from 2Mbps to 100Gbps, including low-latency routes for the financial sector.

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 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. For more information, please visit

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Stella Wong
PCCW Group
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